DK Eyewitness Travel's full-color guidebooks to hundreds of destinations around the world truly show you what others only tell you. They have become renowned for their visual excellence, which includes unparalleled photography, 3-D mapping, and specially commissioned cutaway illustrations.
DK Eyewitness Travel Guides are the only guides that work equally well for inspiration, as a planning tool, a practical resource while traveling, and a keepsake following any trip.
Each guide is packed with the up-to-date, reliable destination information every traveler needs, including extensive hotel and restaurant listings, themed itineraries, lush photography, and numerous maps.
Pretty, but lacking substance
By Jon L. Albee "Faulkner Wannabe" - March 9, 2012
I'm a bit schizophrenic about these travel guides: I love their graphical and photographic content, but I hate their summary, touristy coverage.
I guess that's my review, in a nutshell, and maybe a reflection of your reviewer! These guides are nice to look at. They include lovely graphics of central city streets and important landmarks, but lack meaningful context for both. I can look at this guide and understand what Toronto might look like, but I will not get a feeling for what Toronto is, culturally and historically. Large urban areas get decent coverage, while provincial locations get barely a mention. The listings are also thin, accurate as they are, they're not even CLOSE to comprehensive. Ontario and Quebec are disproportionately represented.
As you might expect, Toronto, Montreal, and Quebec consume most of this guide. If you're interested in Winnipeg, Calgary, Vancouver, or Halifax, you should look elsewhere.
"Eyewitness Travel's Guide to Canada" is the latest edition (2010) of a superb resource for planning and enjoying a vacation in Canada. DK guides combine a unique mixture of narrative, maps, photos, and diagrams in a user-friendly format to capture the highlights of each region, from natural beauty to historical sites to city zoos and Canada's excellent provincial museum system.
Many visitors are unaware of the sheer size and diversity of Canada. Pictureque Atlantic Canada features fishing villages, echoes of ancient colonial wars, and special items such as the Green Gables House of L.M. Montgomery's famous "Anne of Green Gables" novels. The big cities of Montreal and Toronto offer everything that first rate urban environments should, from shopping to culture to entertainment. The vast prairies of central Canada have their own unique history and points of interest, including the Academy and Museum of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Regina. The Canadian Rockies... read more
Great intro reading
By McClean - November 21, 2010
No travel book can ever cover everything you will need but this is a great way to start your research about visiting Canada. I have lived in Canada and been to almost all of it but I still found it an excellent way to start my planning for a visit there again.
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