GyPSy Guide GPS driving tour of the Icefields Parkway is a great way to the experience the “World’s Most Beautiful Mountain Drive". There are 150 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 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 need for roaming data – even visiting from another country.
DRIVING TOUR ROUTE
The tour includes the most popular sightseeing stops and many more:
1) Athabasca Falls
2) Sunwapta Falls
3) Stutfield Glacier
4) Columbia Icefields and Ice Explorer
5) Peyto Lake
6) Bow Lake and Crowfoot Glacier
This tour starts at the Highway 1 exit onto 93N (Icefields Parkway) outside of Lake Louise. Join 93N from Jasper by driving south from the town. Its is popular to do this tour as a day trip by driving from Banff or Lake Louise to the Columbia Icefields Centre and back.
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
* Banff Townsite and area
* Jasper National Park
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.
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
WORTH EVERY PENNY (and more)
I have never felt that an app was so valuable that it was worth the time spent writing a review... until now. I write this only to strongly encourage anyone visiting the Canadian Rockies to seriously consider purchasing the entire package—Icefields Pkwy, Banff,Jasper, and Lake Louise. My wife and I spent many hours researching and planning our trip to the Rockies and we still would have missed several key stops had it not been for this app. Even the Fairmont concierge’s recommendations were not sufficient. There are so many jaw-dropping stops, that it would be nearly impossible for a first-time visitor to plan a trip that properly balances time and value of each stop. The narrator provides just the right amount of commentary and detail to allow you to make an informed decision about what to see and how long to stay. In addition, the app works in real time with a phone gps, so there is no need to carry a map and count kilometers when you should be enjoying the spectacular views. I keep thinking of all I would have missed on this trip if not for this app. My wife and I are truly grateful.
Must have for your Icefields Parkway trip!
I read about this app online before we left the US for Canada, and went ahead and purchased it and had it downloaded when we got there. Be sure to do this before your drive as there is no cell phone service along the drive.
I was afraid my kids (boys ages 13, 16, and my 21 yr old nephew) would think it was cheesy and not want me to play it. Boy was I wrong! They quickly named the narrator “Clyde the Guide”, and we all thoroughly enjoyed the history as well as learning about upcoming stops and whether they were “must see” or “if you have time”. The narrator was fun to listen to, and made the time pass so quickly. We drove from Banff to Jasper, had lunch, then drove back and we listened both ways. The talking points were similar going both ways, but not exactly the same. It sure made our 12 hour round trip fun!!
We are looking for more guides to use on our future travels!!
This app is super well done. The narrator is super fun to listen to and it really made our trip more enjoyable. He points things that we would have never noticed and is very educational. His suggestion for hikes are really good and more than once he helped us optimize the trip. Kudos!!!
Highly highly recommended!!!!
One note to the vendor: you should seriously consider redoing the Banff townsite app. The different narrator is pretty good and I would kill to have his voice but not as fun as the the one who did the rest of the package. Also - the tour itself is not as good as the others, as sometimes it would just tell you to “turn right “ without letting you know what you would be able to see there (ie if you do not follow the full tour in one day, it’s not as efficient as the other ones). Still kudos to the creators!
Developer Response ,
Thanks Kathoo. Points noted about the Banff townsite tour, always harder in tighter areas to give lots of details. Our stand in voice talent "Ranger D", will be be retired next round. Thanks for your input. #gypsyguide
- GPS Tour Guide Inc
- 192.4 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.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.