GyPSy Guide GPS driving tour from Calgary to Banff is a great introduction to the Canadian Rockies National Parks. Starting from the Airport or Downtown, 55+ audio points play automatically, featuring stories, tips and advice. All the benefits of a guided tour, the freedom to drive yourself.

Visit for route maps, sample audio, tips and advice and what to know before you go.


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 you things and not be tied to anyone else schedule


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 guides have created tours that provide a helpful and entertaining introduction to the Rockies. We’ll recommend the best places to see and some great locations that most visitors don't get to see.


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.


It’s just like having a local friend to show you around. And that friend just happens to be a professional tour guide.


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.


No data, cellular or even wireless network connection needed while touring. Download over Wi-Fi before you tour. Anyone can use them with no data charges – even visiting from another country.


Begin right from Calgary Airport or From Downtown Calgary
- The tour will give you directions for the fastest way to Highway 1
- We'll share stories, tips and advice to get you excited about your visit
- Make informed decisions with your precious vacation time

This tour is designed as an introduction as you arrive to the National Parks. It does not provide commentary from Banff to Calgary as you are leaving the Rockies.

If you enjoy this free tour, he highly recommend downloading the Canadian Rockies GyPSy Guide app to tour through the National Parks.


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.


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.

What’s New

Version 3.0.1

We are constantly making improvements, both large and small, so you have an even better sightseeing experience for your road trip adventures.
Major updates we've made for this and previous versions include:
* Modifications made for iOS13 release
* Tour keeps delivering audio narration even when in background mode, Eg while you listen to music.
* Easy-to-follow tour route line added
* Content updates

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

hayleysellick ,

It’s like having a tour guide in the car with you!

I can’t even remember the last time I wrote a review on here but as soon as I finished this tour, I knew I wanted to support it somehow.

This tour is fantastic. I live in Calgary and I still learned so much I didn’t know about my city. I like that can you still use your phone to play music while this app is open - it’ll just quieten the music when the talking starts. It’s so much easier than having a guidebook open on your lap for the whole journey. Fantastic!

two direction. ,

Linda from Toronto

We were unable to use this guide as it was only useable in one direction. We found the other gypsy tours fantastic as they allowed us to travel in each direction.

When you arrive in Edmonton to do the Rockies tour, you travel in a circuit from Jasper, through the Icefields, Lake Louise, Banff, Calgary. All the Gypsy guided tours should be able to go in either direction.

ZoryV ,

Love this app. The best travel guide ever!

Love everything about this tour guide app.
It’s amazing on the long drives between Alberta and BC. It’s awesome in the city as well.
Too bad they don’t have more locations.
Would love to see some around Niagara, Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa.
There’s nothing like this app on the market.


GPS Tour Guide Inc
134.5 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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