GyPSy Guide’s narrated driving tour for the Canadian Rockies National Parks, is an excellent way to enjoy all the benefits of a guided tour while you explore at your own pace.
There are 530+ audio points that play automatically along the scenic drives, featuring the best things to see and do, stories, tips and driving directions. All the most popular driving routes are included in the tour.
Professional tour guides share advice on how to prioritize your time at recommended “not to be missed” viewpoints, suggested side-trips and places of interest. Tours are filled with entertaining stories to provide a deeper understanding of the region.
Tours work offline, using free GPS signal and location services, so no network connection, data roaming, network or WiFi is required while touring.
It’s Just Like Having a Tour Guide in Your Car™
Visit www.gypsyguide.com for route maps, sample audio, tips and advice and what to know before you go.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
It's so simple! All you have to do is start driving towards wherever you want to go. The commentary will play automatically. This includes all the instructions you need for places where you have to make important turns or if you have a decision about which route to take. Once you have launched the "Start Driving" the commentary will play automatically as you pass through the activation points. The narration seamlessly transitions from each area and Park to the next.
As you tour, you are going to see giant, classic Rocky Mountains, with their sheer faces and distinctive ridging. And there are many opportunities to see glaciers, especially around Lake Louise and on the Icefields Parkway.
Always be watching for wildlife, frequently seen enjoying grassy meadows. Grizzly Bears and Black Bears are not always guaranteed but the tour will give you tips about places where your chances are better.
There are many gorgeous lakes with colours too good to be true. Don't miss Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Emerald Lake and Peyto Lake which is at Bow Summit on the Icefields Parkway. And if you love waterfalls, the Rockies has many, and each one demonstrates amazing power.
As we drive from place to place, the tour is filled with entertaining stories about the characters from the region, the forces of nature and other tales that will give you a personal connection to this incredible location.
WHAT YOU’LL SEE:
Commentary will play automatically as you pass from one are to the next through Banff, Yoho and Jasper National Parks.
• Icefields Parkway - Voted the World's Most Beautiful Mountain Drive
• Lake Louise & Moraine Lake - Famously beautiful lakes with mountains and glaciers
• Yoho National Park - Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake, Takakkaw Falls
• Jasper National Park - Maligne Lake and Canyon, Miette Hot Springs, Pyramid Lake
• Banff townsite and area - Banff Gondola, Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka
• Bow Valley Parkway - Johnston Canyon
• And many more scenic lookouts and photo opportunities
++ Continued use of GPS/Location Services in the background increases battery usage. We strongly recommend taking a cigarette style (DC outlet) car charger. Avoid using a direct connection to the USB port of a rental vehicle.
The apps are larger in size in order to work offline. You must be on wifi to download as the store may block the download over cellular networks.
GyPSy Guide™ produce award winning narrated audio tours along scenic drives and road trips 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 while driving themselves.
Our goal is to provide a great introduction to the region and 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 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
Friend recommended last minute. So thankful they did!
I had no idea about this app and was getting ready to go to Banff, Lake Louise, Icefields, etc when a friend told my wife about this app and how helpful it was. I’m so glad I spent the $20 and got this. The narration was spot on and I learned so much about the area I would’ve never known otherwise. We ended up stopping at places we never would have without this app and I can honestly say there was only one stop that was so-so which was the spiral tunnels. Really not much to see here but it’s at a pull out so not much time wasted. The rest of the suggestions were fantastic.
My wife was upset because she wanted to see more wildlife and all we had seen were birds, squirrels and rabbits. This app was talking about the left hand side of the mountain coming up as we were headed south from the Icefields and how it is a great spot to see mountain goats and sheep horn. So we pulled over at the turnout and sure enough we both immediately spotted a mountain goat. Highly recommend!
This app is an absolute “must do”
If you are driving in the Canadian Rockies I “highly, highly recommend that you do not miss” this app (to use a GyPSy-ism). Our family just got back from 9 days in Banff, Jasper, and Yoho — sadly we only found out about this app from another visitor on day 2. But it’s an understatement to say that GyPSy radically altered and improved our trip.
First, some nits in the interest of transparency: the spoken-word volume is a bit low relative to Apple Music. The app brings you to a “getting started” screen every time you load it fresh, and the map re-centers so it’s hard to have a passenger pan around for a route preview during driving.
None of that matters. For the first time on a road trip we didn’t listen to music, or podcasts, or audiobooks - we were too eager not to miss any of “Professor Yoho” (as we named him)’s guidance! The script was funny, interesting, and accessible even to our 8 year old, and the narrator was fantastic. For the most part we didn’t even use GPS, as we found that just following his instructions made for a more spontaneous and surprising trip.
We actually ended up changing our hotels and itinerary to more closely map to the GyPSy route - and we had a blast. Given how expensive everything in the parks is $20 for the bundle is an absolute bargain— we have even discussed aligning our future road trips to be “GyPSy-compatible” with their other offerings. I could not recommend this app more highly.
The best way to tour the Canadian Rockies!!
I discovered this app a few days before leaving on my trip to Banff/Jasper/Lake Louise, and I am SOOO glad we tried it!! This is EXACTLY what I had been looking for to help us make the most of our trip. We love the freedom of driving around on our own time, at our own pace. GyPSy guide is perfect for pointing out key sites, prioritizing our activities, and learning about the area, historical background, and traveler tips. Informative, entertaining, and spot-on with directions/recommendations (so precise that I was able to turn off my Google maps and just follow “Uncle GyPSy”!). If you’ve ever driven through a new area and thought things like, “What’s that mountain I’m looking at?”, GyPSy guide is for you! I only wish there were more guides available (Iceland, major US cities)...
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Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, and iPad (7th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.