GyPSy Guide’s narrated driving tour for the Canadian Rockies National Parks, is an excellent way to enjoy all the benefits of a guided tour while you explore at your own pace. There are 530+ audio points that play automatically along the scenic drives, featuring the best things to see and do, stories, tips and driving directions. All the most popular driving routes are included in the tour. Professional tour guides share advice on how to prioritize your time at recommended “not to be missed” viewpoints, suggested side-trips and places of interest. Tours are filled with entertaining stories to provide a deeper understanding of the region. Tours work offline, using free GPS signal and location services, so no network connection, data roaming, network or WiFi is required while touring. It’s Just Like Having a Tour Guide in Your Car™ Visit www.gypsyguide.com for route maps, sample audio, tips and advice and what to know before you go. WHAT TO EXPECT: It's so simple! All you have to do is start driving towards wherever you want to go. The commentary will play automatically. This includes all the instructions you need for places where you have to make important turns or if you have a decision about which route to take. Once you have launched the "Start Driving" the commentary will play automatically as you pass through the activation points. The narration seamlessly transitions from each area and Park to the next. As you tour, you are going to see giant, classic Rocky Mountains, with their sheer faces and distinctive ridging. And there are many opportunities to see glaciers, especially around Lake Louise and on the Icefields Parkway. Always be watching for wildlife, frequently seen enjoying grassy meadows. Grizzly Bears and Black Bears are not always guaranteed but the tour will give you tips about places where your chances are better. There are many gorgeous lakes with colours too good to be true. Don't miss Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Emerald Lake and Peyto Lake which is at Bow Summit on the Icefields Parkway. And if you love waterfalls, the Rockies has many, and each one demonstrates amazing power. As we drive from place to place, the tour is filled with entertaining stories about the characters from the region, the forces of nature and other tales that will give you a personal connection to this incredible location. WHAT YOU’LL SEE: Commentary will play automatically as you pass from one are to the next through Banff, Yoho and Jasper National Parks. • Icefields Parkway - Voted the World's Most Beautiful Mountain Drive • Lake Louise & Moraine Lake - Famously beautiful lakes with mountains and glaciers • Yoho National Park - Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake, Takakkaw Falls • Jasper National Park - Maligne Lake and Canyon, Miette Hot Springs, Pyramid Lake • Banff townsite and area - Banff Gondola, Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka • Bow Valley Parkway - Johnston Canyon • And many more scenic lookouts and photo opportunities BATTERY USAGE: ++ Continued use of GPS/Location Services in the background increases battery usage. We strongly recommend taking a cigarette style (DC outlet) car charger. Avoid using a direct connection to the USB port of a rental vehicle. DOWNLOADING: The apps are larger in size in order to work offline. You must be on wifi to download as the store may block the download over cellular networks. ABOUT US: GyPSy Guide™ produce award winning narrated audio tours along scenic drives and road trips around the world. Enjoyed by travelers who prefer to set their own pace and itinerary on vacation, but enjoy a fun, informative and educational guided experience while driving themselves. Our goal is to provide a great introduction to the region and inspire you to learn more and return. None of our apps include paid advertising or placements for benefit
Don’t drive the ice field parkway without this guide. It added enormously to our knowledge of what we were seeing and understanding of the history. It made the trip very special. We listened to it going both north and south.
This was a for sure game changer for our vacation to Alberta. The information and history was incomparable to any tour guide out there. So nice and comforting to have a fun and informative tour guide. Especially having no service in most of the areas. Thanks so much and please travel the world and create more. Perfect!
This is the best app I have ever used. It was like having a private tour guide in the car with us. So very well done and worked perfectly.
I discovered this app a few days before leaving on my trip to Banff/Jasper/Lake Louise, and I am SOOO glad we tried it!! This is EXACTLY what I had been looking for to help us make the most of our trip. We love the freedom of driving around on our own time, at our own pace. GyPSy guide is perfect for pointing out key sites, prioritizing our activities, and learning about the area, historical background, and traveler tips. Informative, entertaining, and spot-on with directions/recommendations (so precise that I was able to turn off my Google maps and just follow “Uncle GyPSy”!). If you’ve ever driven through a new area and thought things like, “What’s that mountain I’m looking at?”, GyPSy guide is for you! I only wish there were more guides available (Iceland, major US cities)...
Made the trip very educational. Couldn’t imagine doing the parkfield without this app! A+++
This narrated guide to the Canadian Rockies is fantastic. It took our trip to Jasper and Banff to a whole other level that we would have never experienced otherwise. We loved it! It is extremely well researched and scripted and synced to the drive. The narrator is excellent. The information provided is very interesting and educational and helpful. We had a few times when we were wondering about certain things on the drive when the narration started up and answered our questions. At one point, the narrator said, “By this time you’ve probably seen bighorn sheep“ and right at that moment three big horn sheep were standing by the side of the road waiting to cross the road. It was unbelievable timing. I highly recommend this guide. You’ll love it too!
I We enjoyed Gypsy tours through glacier and Waterton as well as Banff - jasper- Yoho. Well worth the investment. Let you look out the window and not at a map.
Best decision I made was to download this app! Loved the narration! Learned so much about the area and saw things I would not have seen!! Already looking for other places to go where I can use this app!
This app was both informative and entertaining. It by far contributed to a wonderful drive with insight into incredible viewpoints and trails along the way. I highly recommend this app to anyone driving through the Canadian Rockies! Add this to your list of must buys if you’re vacationing in the Canadian Rockies and renting a car to explore.
I had no idea about this app and was getting ready to go to Banff, Lake Louise, Icefields, etc when a friend told my wife about this app and how helpful it was. I’m so glad I spent the $20 and got this. The narration was spot on and I learned so much about the area I would’ve never known otherwise. We ended up stopping at places we never would have without this app and I can honestly say there was only one stop that was so-so which was the spiral tunnels. Really not much to see here but it’s at a pull out so not much time wasted. The rest of the suggestions were fantastic. My wife was upset because she wanted to see more wildlife and all we had seen were birds, squirrels and rabbits. This app was talking about the left hand side of the mountain coming up as we were headed south from the Icefields and how it is a great spot to see mountain goats and sheep horn. So we pulled over at the turnout and sure enough we both immediately spotted a mountain goat. Highly recommend!