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Address: 215 Banff Ave. | Sundance Mall, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 866-477-4171
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Description: GPS Triggered Commentary Tours. Listen to stories, tips and advice for...
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.
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This made our trip!

I highly, highly recommend GyPSy Guide - it really made our trip in Banff. We did the Calgary to Banff trip, the Banff Townsite trip, and the Icefields Parkway Trip. What a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Chicago
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I highly, highly recommend GyPSy Guide - it really made our trip in Banff. We did the Calgary to Banff trip, the Banff Townsite trip, and the Icefields Parkway Trip. What a great way to sightsee! This is way less expensive than booking a tour, plus you are on your own schedule and you aren't dealing with crowds. We skipped... More 

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NY, NY
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We downloaded the GyPSy guides for Banff to Lake Louise and for the Icefields Parkway. Both were great guides for the car trips, giving interesting information and explanations about the area, along the way. We used Android for one segment and IPhone for the other. The system works off the GPS of the phone - WHICH DOES NOT USE DATA... More 

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South Carolina
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Perfect guide to our trip- just downloaded on iphone before leaving home and let the GyPSy guide point out all kinds of things we would have never noticed without it. We had been driving about 15 minutes when my husband looked at me, pointed at the phone, and said "I love that." We learned a lot and the app enriched... More 

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Mansfield, Texas
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Our family loved driving around Banff National Park with the Gypsy Guide. It was well worth the few dollars to hear the history of the area and their helpful tips. It even held my kids interest. The GPS was spot on and it was eerie to hear him talk about what we were seeing at that moment. Wish they could... More 

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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is the first App that I bought for my Android Phone after reading a lot of good comments. I've done quite a bit of research on the internet, but still I've missed some places that the Guide suggested we go. It starts automatically using the GPS of your phone. It connects with bluetooth of your phone. However, bluetooth of... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

If you've already paid to rent a car this is excellent value for money! Makes sure you pick up all the bits you might have otherwise missed. You can use offline so no data roaming either.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This was the best app I have ever downloaded. It gave us directions, historical facts, places to see, and etc. We would not have seen some of the sites we saw without this app. It was worth every penny!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We downloaded the GyPSy app for the Icefields Parkway in Banff and it was great! My daughters (13 and 15), as well as my husband thoroughly enjoyed the guided tour up and down the Icefields Parkway. It was definitely worth every penny. We appreciated the recommendations on when to stop, as well as the directions on where to pull over.... More 

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Harrogate
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Downloaded the app onto my IPhone, used it both ways on the icefields parkway, great info, gave us an idea of where to stop, now looking to download another one for our next trip!

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Monterey
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This map made the trip so much better. We weren't trying to find things with gps and it knew all the great places to stop. I never want to travel without a gypsy app.

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Address: 215 Banff Ave. | Sundance Mall, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 866-477-4171
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm

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