The Dominion in Kicking Horse Canyon

The unsigned artwork on the cover of this menu belies the fact that it wasn’t used on a train but on Canadian Pacific’s steamship “triangle” service between Seattle, Vancouver, and Victoria. Just as the cover advertises CP trains, the inside front cover has photos of Alaska subtly advertising CP steamships to that territory.

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The trips on the triangle route were too short to have all-inclusive ticket prices, so this menu is priced. In fact, there is just one price: $1.25 for a table d’hôte meal featuring salmon, cod, ox tongue, brains on toast, prime rib, roast turkey, or grilled tomatoes with mushrooms for the vegetarians on board. A “cold side board” of tongue, meat loaf, sausage, and salmon also seems to be one of the entrées. All came with appetizers, ox tail & vegetable soup, salad, potatoes, vegetables, dessert, and coffee. Once again, there’s no date, but the $1.25 price suggests the mid-1930s.

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