This book is more than a guide. It presents Montréal within the context of Canada as a nation. You will be introduced to Canadian geography, history and politics. And you will see how Montréal plays a vital role in the overall matrix of the nation. As a guide, this is NOT one of those big books that spoon feeds you ever nuance as to how to plan every minute of your day. It presents the best of Montréal sights, accommodation and dining, but only the best. It is a personalized look at the city without being overwhelming. And it also presents information on day trips to Québec City, Ottawa and the nearby Laurentian Mountains. The book is clear, concise and easy to manage as opposed to those thick encyclopedia type tour books, as it only presents the best of the best.