Canadian Rockies GyPSy Guide

Canadian Rockies GyPSy Guide

By GPS Tour Guide

  • Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2019-09-16
  • Current Version: 3.0.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 563.99 MB
  • Developer: GPS Tour Guide
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 5
5
From 91 Ratings

Description

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 BATTERY USAGE: ++ 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. DOWNLOADING: 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. ABOUT US: 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

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  • Fantastic narrated guide to Canadian Rockies

    5
    By KellieMcK
    This narrated guide to the Canadian Rockies is fantastic. It took our trip to Jasper and Banff to a whole other level that we would have never experienced otherwise. We loved it! It is extremely well researched and scripted and synced to the drive. The narrator is excellent. The information provided is very interesting and educational and helpful. We had a few times when we were wondering about certain things on the drive when the narration started up and answered our questions. At one point, the narrator said, “By this time you’ve probably seen bighorn sheep“ and right at that moment three big horn sheep were standing by the side of the road waiting to cross the road. It was unbelievable timing. I highly recommend this guide. You’ll love it too!
  • Great!

    5
    By cw-mi
    I We enjoyed Gypsy tours through glacier and Waterton as well as Banff - jasper- Yoho. Well worth the investment. Let you look out the window and not at a map.
  • Must have

    5
    By Lhawk3
    Best decision I made was to download this app! Loved the narration! Learned so much about the area and saw things I would not have seen!! Already looking for other places to go where I can use this app!
  • Fantastic !!

    5
    By simonvacation
    This app was both informative and entertaining. It by far contributed to a wonderful drive with insight into incredible viewpoints and trails along the way. I highly recommend this app to anyone driving through the Canadian Rockies! Add this to your list of must buys if you’re vacationing in the Canadian Rockies and renting a car to explore.
  • Friend recommended last minute. So thankful they did!

    5
    By UncledaddyO
    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!
  • Superb app, a must have

    5
    By hoverboarder
    We used this app on our 7 night tour of Banff, Lake Louise, and Jasper. It worked incredibly well and kept our entire family engaged, including 5 and 8 year old boys. The information appealed to people of all ages, and the narrator did a great job. The way the app was triggered by our GPS location was spot on. At one point the guide said we may see some wildlife up ahead, and literally seconds later the kids spotted some sheep. There was so much interesting information on the history, geology, and animals. I was pleasantly surprised that it provided turning directions that complemented our car’s GPS. We looked forwarding to using the app every time we got in the car. Felt like the guide was with us everyday. Actually kind of miss him now!
  • This app is an absolute “must do”

    5
    By Csodras
    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.
  • Worth every penny!

    5
    By lolatobi
    This was so interesting and informational. My mom and I rented a car and drove up from Calgary to Jasper. This app was like our own private tour guide that we controlled when we got into the car and could personalize based on our daily itinerary. We used the Bluetooth on my iPhone to play on the car speakers. Great way to tour the Canadian Rockies without spending a ton on private tours.
  • Worth every penny and more

    5
    By Japanese junkie
    This app is really informative and we ended up making stops at fantastic places we would have missed if not recommended by the guide. Even our 6yr old while playing iPad was taking in information and then telling family members about it later! It is definitely worth the money.
  • Great Content, Functionality Needs Work

    4
    By raff8979
    This a great app. I think it’s a must if you are traveling to the Canadian Rockies. The content is very interesting and made our drives from place to place fun. I gave it four out of five stars because it could use some functionality improvements. First, every time you open the app, you have to go through the same start up screens and tutorials, which can get annoying. Second, I wish you could click on the little arrows and see what attractions were coming up. Finally, the app constantly recenters you on the map (which is good) but you don’t have the ability to see what’s coming up on your route. Overall a great app. Worth the price.

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