Unlike the previous Indian Days menu, which was used aboard the Mountaineer‘s dining car, this menu is from the Alhambra Room of the Banff Springs Hotel. Today, that room is used as a meeting room rather than a restaurant.
The menu is only a little more elaborate than a dining car menu of that period. While a 1953 dining car menu had six table d’hôte entrées, the hotel menu has seven. The dining car menu also had 13 a la carte entrées (counting “charcoal broiled salmon, halibut, or lake trout” as three entrées); the hotel menu has fourteen. But the hotel menu has ten desserts plus four kinds of ice cream, while the dining car menu has just four desserts plus one kind of ice cream. A table d’hôte meal with any entrée is $3, about $24 in today’s money.