This is 1 of 4 tour apps for Canadian Rockies. BEST VALUE Download the Canadian Rockies GyPSy Guide app that also includes Banff, Icefields Parkway & Jasper all in 1 tour

GyPSy Guide GPS driving tour of the Banff, Lake Louise and Yoho areas is a great way to the see some of the most beautiful scenery in the Rockies. There are 120+ 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 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 more things and not be tied to anyone else's 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 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 experience.


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 need for roaming data – even visiting from another country.


The tour includes the most popular sightseeing stops and many more:

1) Johnston Canyon
2) Lake Louise
3) Moraine Lake
4) Spiral Tunnels
5) Emerald Lake
6) Natural Bridge
7) Takakkaw Falls

You can start this tour by driving from Banff, anywhere in Lake Louise or even if you are approaching from the west in Field, BC. Commentary runs in both directions everywhere on the route.


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:

* The Icefields Parkway
* Jasper National Park
* Banff Townsite and Area

For BEST VALUE, you may prefer to download the Canadian Rockies GyPSy Guide which includes all of these too.


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
136 Ratings

136 Ratings

Bruce&Michele ,

From Hawaii to Banff. We loved every mile.

We started listening toGyPSy Guide during our trip to Maui and loved it. We were so pleased to find the Guide was also available for our trip to Banff 2 months later. The narrator is so easy on the ears. We just can’t wait to cross to the next gps narration point and learn something new, things we otherwise would never know. We learn things like not only a mountain’s name but a brief history behind it’s discovery. When the narrator comes through our car speakers all conversations stop. His suggestions for places to pull over or to not bother to stop are spot on. Thanks for helping to make a great trip even better. Hope you all keep up the good job. I almost feel like waiting to see what tours you put up next before planning my next trip just so we can have your insights.

maggierob77 ,

We were amazed

At how good this little app is. It works, no tech or Bluetooth connection issues. We learned about the drive from Banff to Lake Louise via the scenic Bow Valley Parkway and saw way more in a day than we would have otherwise. His suggestions really helped us find the roads less travelled (take his advice re walking around Lake Louise). I really appreciated as our navigator that I could listen and enjoy the scenery rather than spending the day with my nose in my phone. We will definitely buy his other apps! FYI this tour is a full day for sure. We started out about 1030a, finished the sightseeing right after sunset at about 8p and returned to the hotel in Banff happy and tired at about 9p and we had to skip Moraine Lake (we'll take the rest of our tour today). To do it all in a day, leave Banff about 12h before sun down and enjoy!

AggieJill ,

Like having a personal tour guide in my car!

I rarely take time to write reviews, but this app deserves it. I downloaded the Canadian Rockies 4-pack app, which included this one. We did very little planning for our trip. We basically got in the car in Banff and went where this app told us to go. The guide provides very interesting info while you are driving and at the stops. We definitely saw things that we wouldn't have noticed or bothered to stop at if just using a map. Love that it tracks us with GPS to give us info at just the right time and works without cell service. To top it off, the narrator is actually enjoyable to listen to and is like have a personal guide in your car (different narrator for the Banff Townsite app than for the other 3 but he was good also!).

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