You can find senior discounts for Canadians everywhere: when dining out at restaurants, when booking a flight or a rental car, and at the grocery store and pharmacy. The hard part is keeping track of all of them and staying up-to-date on which discounts are still valid and which have expired.
That's why we've collected
160+ senior discounts in Canada so you can learn about all of them in one place. We update this list weekly, too, so bookmark it and come back in a month or two for a revised list of how you can save money as a senior in Canada. What Are Senior Discounts?
Senior discounts are discounts made available to older Canadians. The exact age an individual becomes eligible for a senior discount varies by the establishment, but the typical ages tend to be around 55 to 60 years old. Some companies only offer exclusive discounts to seniors 65 years or older, which is the conventionally accepted retirement age. Just as the government of Canada treats 65+ individuals receiving
and CPP slightly differently, the same goes for Canadians receiving senior discounts. OAS
You can always inquire in each store to know whether your age is eligible for a unique discount or not.
What is CARP?
The Canadian Association of Retired Persons is for Canadian senior citizens ages 50 and above. Members of CARP are entitled to the benefits offered to seniors by the establishments. Canadians 50+ can join CARP for an annual fee of
$19.95. CARP Membership Requirements
Each establishment observes specific membership requirements before seniors can get the benefits.
Age: Technically, seniors are individuals who have reached 50 and above. However, some establishments limit the discounts they offer to specific ages such as 55, 60, 65 years old, or a different age that they determine.
Ask: Always ask the establishment if they offer senior discounts because they don’t automatically apply them if you purchase or get products or food from them. Before you pay, ask them first.
Identification Card: Government IDs are essential in providing proof that an individual is qualified for senior discounts. Examples of these IDs are a driver's license, Old Age Status (OAS) card, passport, or health card. Restaurant Discounts for Seniors in Canada
Stores Description Minimum Age Frequency Notes Burger King Free coffee or 10% discount 55+ Location may vary The discounts may differ depending on the location of the branch. Tim Hortons 10% discount May vary on the location May vary on the location. Some branches offer discounts, but some may not. Church’s Chicken 30% discount 55+ Tuesdays They offer coupons and codes on their website. Denny’s Restaurant Senior section menu and 15% off 55+ Daily or Thursdays between 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. The senior section menu is offered daily while the 15% discount is exclusive on Thursdays. A & W Discounts for tea, coffee, and food 60+ May vary on the location. Ask the branch representative about the senior discounts. IHOP 55+ menu with discounted costs 55+ Daily All of the branches in Canada offer a senior discounted menu. KFC Small drinks or discounts 55+ Daily or Tuesdays exclusive discounts Discounts offered may vary depending on the location. Knight & Day Discounted senior section menu 60+ 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. The special menu for seniors is only available for a limited time daily. Mcdonalds Discounts on coffee or coffee with muffin set 55+ or 60+ Daily Some locations offer 20% coffee discounts to seniors aged 55 years old and above. Applebee’s May vary on the location 55+ May vary on the location N/A Golden Griddle 10% discount 55+ Daily All of the menus are qualified for senior discounts except alcoholic beverages. Perkins Restaurant & Bakery Discounted senior section menu 55+ Daily Contact the branch for the available senior discounts Sals & Sals Xpress Discounted special menu 55+ Daily Available in Manitoba only. Salisbury House Discounted “Silver” menu 55+ May vary on the branch. Winnipeg and Steinback in Manitoba only. Mandarin Restaurant 20% off for buffet cost 65+ Daily Seniors must show a valid ID to qualify. Imperial Buffet 35% discount 55+ Monday to Thursday and Friday Discounted lunch and dinner are for Monday to Thursday while lunch discounts are only on Friday. The Pantry Discounted senior menu 65+ May vary on the location. Ask for more info in every branch. Ricky’s Restaurants 10% off 65+ May vary on the location. They provide coupons online. Subway 10% off 60+ Daily Senior discounts are limited to some stores or depend on the manager’s discretion. Taco Bell Free drinks or 5% meal discount 60+ or 65+ May vary on the location. Ask for more info in every branch. Wendy’s Restaurant 10% discounts or discounted/free drinks 65+ May vary on the location. Contact the branch for the available senior discounts. White Spot Discounted senior menu 65 Daily N/A Dunkin Donuts Large or extra-large drinks and free donuts May vary on the location. May vary on the location. The age qualification and frequency depend on the branch location. Boston Pizza Offers fidelity card 60+ 6th dinner is free Coupons and discounts are also available online for a specific period. Buffet Royal Restaurant 25% discount 60+ Between 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Discounts are available for a limited period only. Ruby King Restaurant 10% discount 60+ Daily Bring valid IDs to qualify for the discounts. Smitty’s 10% off or free meal during birthdays or 5% saving certificate 60+ Daily Smitty’s Seniors Club was replaced with MySmitty’s Rewards. Humpty’s Restaurant 20% discount 55+ Tuesdays Make sure to bring a valid ID to qualify for the senior discount. Papa John’s 25% discount 60+ Ask for the availability. Discounts are usually applied for online orders, and it is offered only in Atlantic Canada. Food & Grocery Store Discounts for Seniors in Canada
Stores Description Minimum Age Frequency Notes Bulk Barn 10% discount 65+ Wednesdays Bring a valid ID to get the discounts. M & M Meats 5% or 10% discount May vary on the location Depending on the discount offered Most of the branches offer automatic 10% discounts on full-priced orders every day while 5% off on Tuesdays. Liquor Depot/Barn 5% discount 65+ Tuesdays Discounts offered are only available in Alberta and British Columbia. Arby’s 5% discount or free drinks 55+ May vary on the location. Some branches may offer discounts and others offer free drinks. Herb & Spice Shop 10% discount 65+ Daily Discounts may not be available to all of the stores. Kardish Health Food 10% discount 65+ Tuesdays Ask branch representatives to know if they offer senior discounts. McGavin's Bread Basket 10% discount 60+ Wednesdays Ask for senior discounts for every total purchase. Safeway 10% discount Ask for age qualification First Tuesday or first or third Wednesday of the month They offer discounts on specific days or scenarios such as customer appreciation day, every $35 total purchase, the first Tuesday or Wednesday of the month, or using Safeway Card. Bruno’s Fine Foods May vary on the location. May vary on the location. On selected dates only Contact the store to know how receive their senior discount. Farm Fresh 5% discount 55+ Tuesdays and Thursdays Bring a valid ID to qualify. Sobey’s 10% discount Ask the store First Tuesday of the month and 3rd Wednesday of the month in Safeway Locations Make sure to ask about the senior discounts offered. Amaranth Foods 10% discount 65+ Tuesdays Discounts are only available in Calgary and St. Albert branches. Nature’s Fare Markets 5% discount 65+ Daily Cases or bulk bags filled with products are entitled to a 10% discount. Community Natural Foods 5% discount 65+ Daily Only available in Calgary. Valid ID is required and not offered for online purchases. Pharmacy Discounts for Canadian Seniors
Pharmacy/Program Description Minimum Age Frequency Notes Provincial and Territorial Public Drug Benefit Programs Inquire about the requirements for qualification. Ask the authorized person. Every purchase Seniors that have a low income are supported by the government through this program. Medical Services Plans Seniors that earn below $22,000 are qualified Ask the authorized person Every purchase Eligible seniors receive particular benefits such as the Premium Assistance Program. Shoppers Drug Mart 20% discount 65+ Thursdays Only seniors that hold a PC Optimum Card can get the discount. Gift cards, lottery tickets, tobacco, and alcohol are excluded from the discount. Rexall Pharma Plus 20% discount for CARP members only 65+ Weekly and another special discount every last Tuesday of the month Specific regulations may apply Lawtons Drugs 20% discount 55+ Once a month and the location may vary Most discounts are applied on Wednesdays. Jean Coutu 10% discount 65+ Wednesdays Contact the store to know more info Pharma Plus 20% discount 65+ last Tuesday of the month Exclusions may apply. Pharmasave 10% discount 65+ Once a month The discount day varies from every branch. Contact the pharmacy for more details. Retail Store Discounts for Seniors
Stores Description Minimum Age Frequency Notes Carlton Cards 10% discount 60+ Daily Ask for a senior discount on every purchase. Michaels 10% discount 60+ Daily All purchases are eligible for a senior discount. Giant Tiger 10% discount 60+ First Monday of the month Discounts may not be available in other branches. Pet Valu 10% discount 60+ Last Thursday of the month Senior discounts are available only for Pet Valu Your Rewards or VIP plus members. Global Pet Foods 15% discount 60+ last Tuesday of the month Discounts may vary on the location and it’s exclusive only for the rewards card holders. The Bay 15% discount 55+ or 60+ First Tuesday of the month Ask the store about the minimum age requirement to get the discount. Canadiana Flowers 15% discount 55+ May vary on the location. Discounts are only offered to CARP members. Hallmark 10% discount 65+ Once a week Senior Discounts may not be available to some stores. Canadian Tire 10% discount 65+ First Wednesday of the month The discounts are only applied to regular-priced items. Thrift Stores and Clothing Discounts for Seniors
Stores Description Minimum Age Frequency Notes Salvation Army Thrift Store 10% discount 60+ May vary on the location. Ask the branch if they offer senior discounts and bring a valid ID. Value Village 30% discount 55+ Tuesdays The discount schedule may vary in every store location. Goodwill 25% discount 55+ Second Monday of the month Discounts are only available in stores in Ontario and Alberta. Goodwill Amity 10% discount 65+ Daily Contact a specific branch for more information. Banking Discounts for Canadian Seniors
Financial Institution/ Bank Description Minimum Age Frequency Notes Scotiabank Low monthly fees/ 12 Free transactions per month/ $4 off for other checking accounts 60+ Monthly Selected checking and savings account. Bank of Montreal Free checking and savings account or $300 bonus for premium accounts 60+ Every transaction With benefits from the bank. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Low monthly fees, annual discounts, and free services 60+ Every transaction Benefits are applied to checking and saving accounts. TD Bank Exclusive benefits 60+ Every opening of an account N/A ATB Financial Freedom Account, 10$ discounts for opening a safety box, no monthly fees, unlimited transactions, and personalized checks 59+ Depending on the transaction. Benefits are applied based on the transactions. National Bank of Canada Low monthly fees for Modest Checking Account 60+ Every opening of an account N/A Home Equity Bank Up to 55% can be appraised from the customer’s primary home 55+ Every application Only applies to CHIP Open Reverse Mortgage loans from the bank. Royal Bank of Canada Free transactions, check writing, 50% discount on annual fees, and additional benefits 60+ Depending on the transaction Applies to the RBC SIxty Plus Account and members of the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Retired Persons. Servus Credit Union Zero fees for banking plans, 100 free checks, or 10$ off for the safety deposit box’s annual fee, and other discounts 60+ Depending on the transaction Visit their website for more information Canadian Western Bank No monthly fee for Gold Leaf Plus Account with unlimited transactions, complimentary checks, and $15 safety deposit box’s rentals 57+ Depending on the transaction N/A Home Improvement & Building Supplies Discounts for Seniors
Stores Description Minimum Age Frequency Notes Home Hardware 20% discount May vary on the location. Selected days Contact branch about the age discount schedules. Rona 10% discount 50+ First Tuesday of the month Promos are currently unavailable. Check offers next time. Reno Depot 10% discount 55+ First Tuesday of the month N/A Cloverdale Paints 25% discount for paint and 15% off for accessories and tools 60+ First Tuesday of the month Paint discounts are daily. Art Knapps 10% discount 60+ First Wednesdays of the month Discounts may vary depending on the branch. Travel and Transportation Discounts for Seniors
Transit Description Minimum Age Frequency Notes BC Ferries Free travel 65+ Mondays to Thursdays Travelling with a vehicle on a ferry route is excluded. Not available on holidays. St. John’s Metrobus 10 discounted ride passes and monthly passes Ask for the age qualification Until benefits are all used or every month No discounts for single rides. Winnipeg Transit Peggo E-passes and single fare discounted rates 65+ Each ride Bring ID to qualify. GO Transit 50% discount 65+ Single rides No discounts for Day Pass. OC Transpo Free travel for O-Train and OC Transpo Buses Ask for the age qualification Sundays and Wednesdays Presto members are entitled to monthly pass discounts. Halifax Transit Discounted rates 65+ Free travel on Tuesdays in between 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and after 6 p.m. N/A British Columbia Transportation System Discounted rates 60+ Every ride Qualification includes low-income, , or eligible with BC Bus Pass’ Criteria. have a disability Calgary Transit Regular Senior Yearly Pass and Low Income Seniors Yearly Pass 65+ Depending on the validity of the passes Seniors are only eligible to apply for the passes. Ottawa Transit Free Rides 65+ Wednesdays N/A York Region Transit Discounted rates for 10 tickets and monthly passes Ask for age qualifications Until all offers are used Check website for more info. Greyhound 10% discount 62+ Each ride Bring ID to qualify. Car Rental Discounts
Car Rentals Description Minimum Age Frequency Notes Thrifty 5% discount 50+ Every rental N/A Hertz Up to 20% discounts and special rental offers 50+ Every rental Discounts are offered to the 50 Plus Car Rental Program. Budget 25% to 30% discounts 65+ Every rental Discounts are only available to CARP members. Avis 25% discount Ask for age qualifications Every rental Exclusive for CARP members. Europcar 20% discount Ask for age qualifications Every rental Exclusive for CARP members. Airline & Airfare Discounts
Airlines Description Minimum Age Frequency Notes Air Canada 10% discount 60+ Every flight Discounts are applied to base fares before surcharges and taxes . CheapOAir Discounts on particular tickets Ask for age qualification Selected tickets only No specific age is provided on their website. Park’N Fly 20% discount Ask for age qualification Depending on the offer Exclusive for CARP members. Transat Discoveries $200 per couple Ask for age qualification Some Europe departures Exclusive for CARP members. First Air 10% discounted fares 55+ Depending on the offer N/A American Airlines Discounts may vary Ask for age qualification Depending on the offer CARP members may receive extra discounts. Railway Discounts
Railways Description Minimum Age Frequency Notes Toronto Transit Commission TTC Rail Fares discounts 65+ Each ride Available for payments using a Presto card, cash or other monthly passes. Amtrak 10% discount 65+ Each ride Not offered for fares, connecting services, and select upgrades. VIA Rail 10% discount 60+ Each ride CAA members receive another 10% discount. Entertainment Discounts for Seniors in Canada
Cinema Description Minimum Age Frequency Notes Cineplex Cinema $8 General admission 65+ Every visit and $6 on Tuesdays N/A 3D Cinema $11 admission fee Ask for age qualifications $9 on Tuesdays N/A IMAX Cinemas $12 admission fee Ask for age qualifications $11 on Tuesdays N/A Cinéma StarCité Gatineau $9 General admission Ask for age qualifications $6 on Tuesdays N/A ByTowne Cinema $7 admission fee 65+ Ask cinema for more info N/A Landmark Cinemas 20% admission fee discount 65+ Mondays N/A Zoo Discounts
Zoo Description Minimum Age Frequency Notes Toronto Zoo Discounted admission or membership fees 65+ For individual or couple purchases Fees may change every season. Jurrasic Forest $3 admission fee discount 60+ Daily N/A Canada’s Wonderland Discounted general admission and seasonal pass 60+ Each visit and season N/A Hotel Discounts for Canadian Seniors
Hotel Description Minimum Age Frequency Notes Fairmont Hotels 10% discount and $50 dining credit 55+ Daily N/A Best Western 15% discounts 55+ Daily Exclusive for CARP Members. Sandman Hotel Group Offers senior discounts 55+ Ask for more information Exclusive for 55Plus membership online. Travelodge Hotels 10% discount for regular room rates 50+ Every check-in Free in-room coffee, long distance phone call, free newspapers. Choice Hotels 10% discount 60+ Every selected room reservations N/A Holiday Inn Express Senior discounts 62+ Participating locations N/A DoubleTree Senior discounts 62+ Participating locations N/A Wyndham Hotels and Resorts 20% discount 60+ Ask during reservations Exclusive for CARP members. InterContinental Hotel Group Senior discounts 62+ Participating locations N/A Radisson Senior discounts and free services 62+ Participating locations N/A Marriot 15% discount 62+ Participating locations N/A Hilton Hotels 5% discount 60+ For standard room rates Exclusive for CARP members. Hyatt 50% discount 62+ Participating locations N/A Howard Johnson Hotels 10% discount 55+ Ask for more information AARP members are entitled to 15% to 30% discounts. Motel 6/ Studio 6 Canada 10% discount 60+ Ask for more information Bring valid ID to qualify . Sutton Place Hotel 40% discount 55+ Booking standard room rates Offers $10 gift cards per night stay. Natural & Health Stores Discounts for Seniors
Stores Description Minimum Age Frequency Notes Nutters Everyday Naturals 10% discount 60+ Mondays Discount offers are available in some of the stores in Western Canada. Gentle Rain Health Food Store 10% discount May vary on the location. Thursdays Discounts are only available in branches in Stratford, Ontario. Eye Care Discounts for Seniors
Stores Description Minimum Age Frequency Notes Lens Crafters 30% discount Ask for age qualifications Ask for more information Exclusive for CAA members. Iris Eyecare Discounts on the lens, laser surgery, and frames Ask for age qualifications Ask for more information Exclusive for CARP members. Pearle Vision 30% discount Ask for age qualifications Ask for more information Exclusive BCAA members. Service & Utility Discounts for Seniors in Canada
Service & Utility Description Minimum Age Frequency Notes York University Waivers for academic fee 60+ Ask for more information Located in Toronto. Canadian Universities Discounts and other offers 55+ Ask for more information Available at the University of BC, Simon Fraser University, and Capilano University. Enbridge “Golden Age Service” program provides security deposits waivers, options to use pension check for monthly gas bills 65+ Ask for more information N/A Scrubbi 10% discount Ask for age qualifications Every service availed For professional cleaning services. Zoomer Wireless 10% discount Ask for age qualifications Monthly plan Exclusive to CARP members. City of Toronto Snow Clearing Free snow-removal for city-owned sidewalks 65+ Ask for more information Personal driveways are excluded. First Choice Hair Cutters 20% discount 60+ Monday to Thursday N/A Parks & Attractions Discounts for Seniors
Parks & Attractions Description Minimum Age Frequency Notes Parks Canada Discounts for Discovery Pass and 12% discounts to other fees 65+ Day and yearly pass Some conditions may apply. Attractions Ontario 50% discount Ask for age qualifications Every selected attraction to visit N/A BC Parks 50% discount 65+ From Labor Day to June 15 Some conditions may apply. Milne Dam Conservation Park 50% discount for admission fee Ask for age qualifications Weekends and statutory holidays from Easter to Thanksgiving N/A The Bottom Line
Seniors make up a significant portion of Canada's population and as such, many businesses offer exclusive discounts and perks to this demographic. This includes businesses from a wide range of categories including travel, entertainment, shopping, and dining, and there are multiple saving options in each category. If you add additional government-sponsored retirement income sources like the
, Canada Pension Plan and Worker's Benefits , you'll find that Canadian seniors are much better off than seniors in other countries. Add to that some good financial planning counselling through others , and you're laughing. companies like Retirable