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GyPSy Guide

215 Banff Ave. | Sundance Mall, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B4, Canada
+1 866-477-4171
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Ranked #8 of 39 Activities in Banff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: GPS Triggered Commentary Tours. Listen to stories, tips and advice for what to see and do on scenic drives throughout Western Canada, Maui and Las... more » Owner description: GPS Triggered Commentary Tours. Listen to stories, tips and advice for what to see and do on scenic drives throughout Western Canada, Maui and Las Vegas. GyPSy Guide is a small device that you rent by the day and it automatically plays commentary on the best things to see and do as they come into view, through your vehicle stereo. A team of professional tour guides has filled GyPSy Guide with stories about past explorers, where to watch for wildlife and locals advice so you don’t miss any of the best attractions and sightseeing. The audio is recorded by real people and plays as you drive, just like listening to the radio. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We downloaded to our iPad - used it daily to explore Banff and Jasper National Parks. Would not have enjoyed our trip as much without it

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Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The audio guide came with our Avis rental car package. At first we thought it was a bit gimmicky but after a day we came to rely on it. The guide suggested places to visit that we may have driven past if we were using our Lonely Planet and local maps only. We spent 6 days travelling between Jasper and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The Gypsy Guide is a must if you're driving through the Rockies!!! We picked up our Gypsy Guide from Calgary Airport and dropped it off before we flew out and it directed us to Banff and back and kept us entertained on the way. It's like having your own personal tour guide in the car with you. We traveled to... More

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Powhatan, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I used all the Canadian tours offered by Gypsy and thought they were exceptional. I downloaded the apps to use on my phone which are very inexpensive. Once you have the app it costs you nothing as no data or roaming charges are accrued . Once in your car turn on the app and the tour instantly picks up your... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We spent three days travel by car through Banff National Park stay in Banff and Lake Louise. We travel up to the Columbia Ice Fields and back. This service provided us insights into the local National Park, historical people, and topographic views that we have never experience before. This little easy to use device not only enhanced our vacation but... More

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Lanett, Alabama
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52 reviews 52 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I can't believe I've waited all this time to review GyPSy Guide! I was researching our trip to Seattle and up into Western Canada and happened upon GyPSy. We discussed it with our friends who were travelling with us and decided to go for it. It was one of the BEST decisions of our trip! We flew into Seattle, rented... More

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White Plains, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We downloaded the free app to accompany our drive from Calgary to Banff. It was, quite simply, fantastic. Of course the drive itself was breathtaking, but to have the app playing snippets of commentary every few minutes really made the experience for us. As many others have said, it was like having a personal tour guide in the car. Kudos... More

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Toronto
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We picked up the GyPSy device at Calgary Airport and plugged it into our rental car. From then on it was our constant companion and expert guide on our road trip through the Canadian Rockies to Vancouver. The GyPSy device recognizes where you are, tells you what the places of interest are, their history or description, and how to get... More

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My wife and I just returned from our driving trip to the Canadian Rockies, Vancouver/Whistler and Alaska. We usually do not write reviews but we felt we should with respect to the Gypsy guides because the guides added so much to our trip. We wanted the flexibility to tour our way without being stuck in a bus. I found the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We downloaded the Gypsy guide prior to the trip and you can also rent in Banff and Calgary airport. www.gypsyguide.com for other rental pick ups. The tour starts at Calgary airport and will pick up where you are on your journey. Like having your own personal tour guide in the car. You can relax and watch the scenery whilst hearing... More

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