Item description for Insight Guides Canada by Jane Hutchings...
This guide to Canada includes a full run-down on the essential places to see from Niagara Falls to Grouse Mountain and from Long Beach to Kouchibouguac National Park. The best of Canada section will allow you to set priorities and gives you some tips and tricks even some of the locals won't know. With hundreds of spectacular colour photographs and detailed maps, you can really get a feel for the destination prior to your trip. It is an inspiring background read, serving as an invaluable, on-the-spot companion but can also be kept as a superb, visual souvenir of a visit. Expert local writers bring to life Canada's history, culture, geography and, above all, its people. Detailed, cross-referenced maps clearly highlight all the main sites and they are numbered in relation to the text for easy navigation. The guide also features an extensive travel listings section which includes all the travel details, hotels, restaurants and contact numbers you'll need.
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Politically correct guide to Canada Mar 2, 2010
I buy the Insight Guides for armchair traveling, but they are becoming unreadable. This 7th edition (2007) of the Canada guide is a good case in point. The introductory sections are loaded with all the contempt and buzzwords and gratuitous insults that one could wish for in references to the Evil White Conquerors, even into the 21st century. These background essays read like freshman college assignments that parrot the cliches of the students' '60s radical teachers. My few glances through the rest of the book show the same treatment ("was built on land stolen from the Indians"; "jealousy of white merchants ... effectively barred the immigration of Asians to Canada until the 1960s"). Maps and pictures are nice, as always, but I've bought my last one of these. Maybe the Insight/Discovery people can be persuaded to simply include a booklet containing generic anti-imperialist/racist screeds with each volume and leave the propaganda out of the books themselves.