When doing the research for our trip to Banff National Park I came across the Gypsy Guide app. I downloaded the free sample at home and we trialled it enroute from Calgary Airport to Banff. We enjoyed it so much, that we purchased the Banff, Lake Louise, Yoho app and the Icefields Parkway app. We saw so many beautiful places that we would otherwise have driven right by! NO DATA required. just download the app where you have wifi access, and the app uses your phone's location to automatically initiate the commentary. Humourous, lots of historical and geographical facts, advice on must-do sights to see as well as advice about the ease of hikes and approximate length of hikes! Well worth the $4.99 per tour!
Great great app. Driving around the park and knowing what sites to hit first can be daunting. This app gives you a clear start to finish and tells you when to exit the hwy. It's so educational and the guy who narrates...we called him Bob...was fully of character and humour. Downloaded 3 others just to hear him again. Please keep this guy in all of the tours!
Not impressed. Compatibility issues possibly with new android phone. Audio did not play or got stuck. Troubleshooting tips not helpful. Would avoid.
Great guide through the parks, very informative comments and side trip suggestions. Two things which prevent this from getting five stars from me: the app can not be moved from internal memory to SD card and the screen is active all the time, draining battery faster which can lead to problems at the end of the tour.
Fantastic guide through the parks - just like having a personal tour guide right in the car with you. One in our party was travelling through the Rockies for the first time and they were listening intently for the next tidbit if information all along the route. Lots of great info and history of the area. Great advice on scenic stops and hikes along the way.
Very helpful...didnt seem to be as comprehensive as the other ones for Jasper, Icefields parkway and Banff town...might have required a very specific route
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Experience the best places in Kootenay National Park with this GPS guided tour.
The ideal app for first-time campers to plan a trip to Canada’s national parks.