The Mountie Meets the Chief

This 1938 menu was used on the Mountaineer, Canadian Pacific’s summer-only train from St. Paul to Vancouver via CP-subsidiary Soo Line. Despite being for a different train, the menu items offered are identical to those from yesterday’s Dominion menu. The back of the menu also has the same four paragraphs of text about the Canadian Rockies, albeit in a different type face.

Click image to download a 1.7-MB PDF of this menu.

The Royal Canadian Mountie and Indian on the cover are overlooking the Bow Valley. Somewhere below them is the Banff Springs Hotel, but the photographer failed to get it into the frame.


The Mountie Meets the Chief — 1 Comment

  1. I wonder if that’s actually a photograph? It looks more like badly done painting. Whichever it is, it doesn’t make much sense just to show a Mountie and Indian standing around what’s just another mountain without showing the hotel. I’ve often wondered why the CP never had things like griddle cakes on the table d’hote menu, and almost never had french toast or waffles on any menu. Seems like an ideal way to highlight their justly famous Canadian maple syrup. Lots of prune choices though. 🙂


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