GyPSy Guide GPS driving tour of the Banff Townsite is a great way to the see best attractions that are close to Banff. There are 100+ 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.
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.
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.
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.
DRIVING TOUR ROUTE
There are many highlights on this tour and these are just a few:
* Bow Falls
* Banff Gondola and Hot Springs
* Cave and Basin
* Lake Minnewanka
* Mount Norquay
* Vermilion Lakes
* and many more spectacular sites
The tour is a loop and you can join anywhere along the route. We recommend 1/2 to 1 day depending on how many stops you choose to make.
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
* The Icefields Parkway
* Jasper National Park
For BEST VALUE, you may prefer to download the Canadian Rockies GyPSy Guide which includes all of these too.
If arriving through Calgary, enjoy the free introduction tour from Calgary to Banff *yes free!*
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.
We are constantly making improvements, both large and small, so you have an even better sightseeing experience as you drive around Banff.
Major updates we've made for this and previous versions include:
* 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 2019
Ratings and Reviews
Like having a personal guide in your 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!).
Must have app
As others have said, this is a MUST have app while in the Canadian Rockies. It would have been a different trip without it. Not sure where to suggest to the developer, but if you could put an image with good weather. We just had a rainy drive in the 1st week of July. We heard to see “that mountain and at times could not see anything due to the weather. It would be a 10 star app to see some of them for the unlucky travelers like us. Again, fantastic job with your app. Amazing history, must do hikes/stops, and just enough talk to not take away from the trip. Great job!!!
Great Casual Driving Tour
Loved it! Don’t have to do anything once just press start. Drive where you want and it will tell you about nearby places, history, etc., and then will give optional turn directions if you want to be on a formal tour around Banff. Very easy to use and handy/helpful. Saw things/views i wouldn’t have even known were around, and parts of Banff and the surroundings that i would never have gone to.
- GPS Tour Guide Inc
- 103.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © GPS Tour Guide Inc
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.