The Royal Alexandra Café


The Café (also referred to as the 'European Dining Room') was one of the finer features of the Royal Alexandra Hotel which was built in 1906 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, by the Canadian Pacific Railway.

When the hotel was demolished in 1971, the room was removed piece by piece and stored. Except for the curved ceiling, the entire room survived in hundreds of coded pieces. It was obtained by the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada.

The museum undertook to re-create the entire original room, including the vaulted ceiling, as the community Millennium Project. It was incorporated into the new museum facility plan as the Royal Alexandra Hall to be used for many community and museum events, and stand along with the sets of great Canadian passenger trains already on display.