GyPSy Guide GPS driving tour of Drumheller is a great way to the experience the fascinating prehistoric Badlands and Alberta’s Dinosaur Capital. There are 170+ 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 BADLANDS 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 throughout the Rockies region. We’ll recommend the best places to experience 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) Drumheller 2) Royal Tyrrell Museum 3) Dinosaur Trail 4) Hoodoo Trail To start the tour, we exit from Highway 2 between Calgary and Red Deer to exit towards Drumheller on Highway 72/9. During that 1 hour drive, you’ll hear a great introduction to Drumheller and all things dinosaur! Front Drumheller, there are 2 recommend loop trails to drive. You can do both in 1 day, but make to allow enough time for a visit to the dinosaur museum. There are 2 ways to drive back towards Calgary. You can also start from in Drumheller itself. 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.
Gypsy is a great idea that actually works smoothly to keep you company in an area you have never been to. The narrator (with a great voice!) tells you what to look for along the pre-planned route, when to turn, and gives lots of info and stories about the history of the area you are driving through. He is quite amusing, too. A very enjoyable app. A side note: it's all done automatically via the GPS capability of your iPhone or cellular-capable iPad. It uses no data! But note it can't work on a regular wifi-only iPad, since it lacks the GPS chip. Thanks for a great product -- we enjoyed 4 of them on our trip around Calgary and Banff.