Icefields Parkway GyPSy Guide

Icefields Parkway GyPSy Guide

By GPS Tour Guide

  • Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2012-08-11
  • Current Version: 3.0.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 183.50 MB
  • Developer: GPS Tour Guide
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 5
From 168 Ratings


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 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. PLAYS AUTOMATICALLY 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. GREAT VALUE 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. WORKS OFFLINE 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. NOTES 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. ABOUT US 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.



  • Indespensible

    By itcht
    Incredible app which makes a road trip more enjoyable and productive. Accurately identifies where you are and accurately pairs information to your exact position. Content with history and geology ties together your experience. Informing you about upcoming sites with recommendations is fantastic. I will purchase for all future road trips.
  • Banff>>Columbia Icefield Center ‘n back in 12 hours

    By Ohwowww
    We took three half days and one full day away from the kids and packed it in as best as possible. GypsyGuide was the key for the full day to the Icefields! The virtual tour guide adds so much life, history and context as you witness the majesty and stunning views. We couldn’t image having done this tour without it, especially since there is NO cell coverage in the Parkway. Superb storytelling and what’s nifty is how if you have Spotify playing (pre downloaded music of course), the narrator effortlessly cuts in and out enhancing the mood. Truly worthwhile investment! Yeah, same here, I think this is the first App I’ve ever reviewed! Go Gypsy!
  • Highly Recommend

    By Happy Summer Ii
    We downloaded the Icefields tour in Alberta, and we were so happy we did. It gave driving directions, interesting stories, and helped us decide which stops to make along the way. At one point it stated to slow down, because big horn sheep are often in the road up ahead. Guess what, the sheep were in the road!
  • Best App for Touring!

    By jentz71
    With 5 of us in the car, driving from Jasper to Lake Louise, we decided to try the Gypsy tour app. I cannot say enough about how well thought out, informative, interesting, and humorous it was. The information comes in short informative pieces of 1-3 minutes and then the tour guide is silent in between these narratives to give passengers time to talk, discuss, and marvel. My 80+ year old parents were along and they absolutely LOVED how clear it was.... and only wished they would have had Gypsy on all their prior touring trips. It’s just that good!
  • Awesome companion for the Parkway

    By FamTachis
    The information provided made for an even more memorable tour of the route. The tips for places to stop and what to look for are great. Highly recommend the guide.
  • Best way to keep kids looking out the window

    By kutephd
    No matter how Stunning the views are, kids are drawn to their screens inside the car but with this app playing, the whole family was engaged and excited to hear what the narrator would say next. Worth every penny!
  • Best app for traveling with children

    By MomtheRoadWarrior
    The GyPSy Guide is the greatest app ever. Traveling with two small children makes it hard and expensive to go on guided tours. This app was perfect for the car as we toured Banff, Yoho, and the Icefields. It provided us interesting and helpful tips of where to stop (if we so desired), what we would be seeing, and historical/geographical information. Our oldest (10-years old) was obviously listening as he asked questions later in the trip on things he had heard in the narration. This app is worth every penny and we will continue purchasing as we show our kids the great sites of our country!
  • 5 star app if you’re in the Canadian Rockies

    By Smoken Camera
    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!!!
  • Best app ever

    By lesalash
    I purchased the Canadian Rockies bundle and it was worth every penny and then some! We called the narrator “Steve” and he became an integral part of our trip. We made many stops at his advice and were so glad we did. On the parts of our trip where he didn’t have a tour, we felt lost and bored! Haha! What a great app.
  • WORTH EVERY PENNY (and more)

    By NicknameIsDrew
    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.