GyPSy Guide GPS driving tour of the Icefields Parkway is a great way to the experience the “World’s Most Beautiful Mountain Drive". There are 150 audio points that play automatically, featuring what to see, stories, tips and advice. All the benefits of a guided tour, the freedom to drive yourself. Visit www.gypsyguide.com for route maps, sample audio, tips and advice and what to know before you go. TOUR GUIDE AS YOU DRIVE THE CANADIAN ROCKIES If you like driving yourself when you go sightseeing, GyPSy Guide™ tour apps allow you to enjoy a guided tour experience while remaining totally independent. By driving yourself, you'll be able to get from place to place faster, see more things and not be tied to anyone else's schedule. DON'T MISS OUT ON THE BEST SIGHTS AND STORIES The tour apps use your device’s location abilities to play the commentary AUTOMATICALLY. All you have to do is drive, listen and decide which places you want to stop at. Our tour guides have created insightful and entertaining tours of the Rockies. We’ll recommend the best places to see and some great locations that most visitors don't get to see. PLAYS AUTOMATICALLY GyPSy Guide knows where you are and which direction you are heading, and plays commentary automatically about the things you are seeing, plus stories and tips and advice. EXPLORE LIKE A LOCAL It’s just like having a local friend to show you around. And that friend just happens to be a professional tour guide. GREAT VALUE The same information you would get on a bus tour or from a guide book, for just a fraction of the price. And you control the itinerary and schedule. WORKS OFFLINE No data, cellular or even wireless network connection needed while touring. Download over Wi-Fi before you tour. Anyone can use them with no need for roaming data – even visiting from another country. DRIVING TOUR ROUTE The tour includes the most popular sightseeing stops and many more: 1) Athabasca Falls 2) Sunwapta Falls 3) Stutfield Glacier 4) Columbia Icefields and Ice Explorer 5) Peyto Lake 6) Bow Lake and Crowfoot Glacier This tour starts at the Highway 1 exit onto 93N (Icefields Parkway) outside of Lake Louise. Join 93N from Jasper by driving south from the town. Its is popular to do this tour as a day trip by driving from Banff or Lake Louise to the Columbia Icefields Centre and back. CANADIAN ROCKIES GyPSy Guide Tours This tour is a part of a set of tour apps by GyPSy Guide to explore the Canadian Rockies National Parks. Other tours in the series include: * Banff, Lake Louise and Yoho National Park * Banff Townsite and area * Jasper National Park For BEST VALUE, you may prefer to download the Canadian Rockies GyPSy Guide which includes all of these too. NOTES Download the app on Wi-Fi from your network at home or use any free Wi-Fi network. Because the app is filled with audio commentary and maps, its larger than "normal" apps. Many phone/data networks may block the download because of size - so its important to download over a Wi-Fi network. ++ Continued use of GPS running in the background increases battery usage - we strongly recommend taking a cigarette style (DC outlet) car charger. This is much better than simply plugging into the USB port in a vehicle. ** iPad users - please note that WiFi-only iPads will not activate the commentary automatically. Any iPhone or network-capable iPad (WiFi + Cellular - whether you have a network connection or not) will work just fine. ABOUT US GyPSy Guide™ produce award winning audio tours along scenic drives 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. Our goal is to provide a great introduction to the region and perhaps inspire you to learn more and return. None of our apps include paid advertising or placements for benefit.
This app is fabulous!!! We used the Calgary/Banff, Banff/Lake Louise and the Icefields/Jasper. You can buy one app that covers all of them, but we weren’t sure we were going to the Icefields so we bought them separately. No need for internet after you’ve downloaded the app. You just open the app, it knows where you are and he tells you things to see, history and other fun facts and stories. There are even different stories for your return drive! We stopped many places that we would not have seen if not for this app. I wish there was a GyPSy app for everywhere!!!!
I can only say one thing....Get This App. Some humor , sarcasm, history, geology......it was absolutely fantastic. The narrator is incredible! Thank you
Oh my God. This is so well done. I can’t believe how the narration was so in sync with the driving. We did the Icefields Parkway today and the recommendations were invaluable. I really learned a lot about glaciers! Last time I drove without this app and I felt blind without it. Please keep it up and create more! Was looking for South Dakota; Badlands! I never gush over apps but WOW. Thanks Gypsy! Also loved the voice guy.
This app made our trip through the ice fields amazing. Whenever we had questions the narrator jumped in just in time to answer them. Totally worth the $!
Happened to pick up a brochure on Gypsy guided GPS tours just minutes before we headed down the Icefields Parkway from Jasper to Banff. The day was so fantastic not only because of the natural beauty, but by the addition of this guided tour. It’s like having a super nice and informed friend in the backseat. Based on that experience we purchased the Lake Louise and Yoho National Park tour and had an equally wonderful day. The tips and history... and the driving directions are wonderful.
Incredible app which makes a road trip more enjoyable and productive. Accurately identifies where you are and accurately pairs information to your exact position. Content with history and geology ties together your experience. Informing you about upcoming sites with recommendations is fantastic. I will purchase for all future road trips.
We took three half days and one full day away from the kids and packed it in as best as possible. GypsyGuide was the key for the full day to the Icefields! The virtual tour guide adds so much life, history and context as you witness the majesty and stunning views. We couldn’t image having done this tour without it, especially since there is NO cell coverage in the Parkway. Superb storytelling and what’s nifty is how if you have Spotify playing (pre downloaded music of course), the narrator effortlessly cuts in and out enhancing the mood. Truly worthwhile investment! Yeah, same here, I think this is the first App I’ve ever reviewed! Go Gypsy!
We downloaded the Icefields tour in Alberta, and we were so happy we did. It gave driving directions, interesting stories, and helped us decide which stops to make along the way. At one point it stated to slow down, because big horn sheep are often in the road up ahead. Guess what, the sheep were in the road!
With 5 of us in the car, driving from Jasper to Lake Louise, we decided to try the Gypsy tour app. I cannot say enough about how well thought out, informative, interesting, and humorous it was. The information comes in short informative pieces of 1-3 minutes and then the tour guide is silent in between these narratives to give passengers time to talk, discuss, and marvel. My 80+ year old parents were along and they absolutely LOVED how clear it was.... and only wished they would have had Gypsy on all their prior touring trips. It’s just that good!
The information provided made for an even more memorable tour of the route. The tips for places to stop and what to look for are great. Highly recommend the guide.