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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 #11 of 37 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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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Eight days thru the Canadian Rockies would not have been the same without our Gypsy guide. It totally enhanced the experience by pointing out where to look as we drove. We would have missed so much without it. I work as a tour guide out of Melbourne and am as skeptical as the next guy about recorded commentary, but these... More

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Parkes, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Hired at Vancouver for 21 days at a cost of $480. Expensive. Would have been worth it if we could have used it, but the high pitched hum prevented it being left on because it drove us crazy. DO NOT hire this thing if you hire a late model car because it is random which car it works with according... More

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FromGypsyGuide, Manager at GyPSy Guide, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you didn't have a fantastic time like the vast majority of our clients. For those reading, we encourage you to call our toll free number if you require any assistance with the set up and operation of the GyPSy Guide. We are always anxious to help and make sure you have the best experience possible. We have... More

Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Downloaded the apps onto our phone. Absolutely made the trip. Very informative and showed us parts of the park we never would have seen.

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Adelaide, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

We downloaded gypsy guide to our iPad before we arrived in Vancouver. The gypsy guide was fantastic not only was it fun it bought our attention to many locations and wonderful sights that we may have just driven straight past. It was accurate and informative and best of all we could take our time exploring in the motor home we... More

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Lechlade, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
47 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

I came across the guide on-line and thought it would add an extra element to the trip. We picked our gypsy guide up at Vancouver airport, quick and easy collection from the visitor centre. We were driving from Vancouver to Calgary via Hope, Jasper and Banff - a trip we did in reverse a few years ago, The audio on... More

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Fallston, Maryland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

My husband happened upon Gypsy Guide as we researched what to do in Sept 2013. For a mere $18, he loaded Gypsy to his newer IPad, an iPad with a built in GPS. We listened to it for 6 days, all day! We learned about geology, history, must see places, etc. it was great at direction, like a super-gps, telling... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We downloaded the gypsy guide App on our iPad and iPhone before leaving Ontario. It was very useful and there are several other locations and guide choices available to download. We noticed the rented version was $39.00 and the app was only $ 4.99 for the Icefields Parkway. It was well worth the money. Only and some other apps for... More

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Sydney, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We drove from Banff to Vancouver via Jasper and Fraser Hwy and found it very informative. There are quite a few places we would not have stopped at had it not been for Jim and Jane our Gypsy guides :-) Like others I think it is a little overpriced but definitely worthwhile. NOTE this unit is not a GPS as... More

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Rochester, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Reserved a Gypsy Guide to pick up at the Calgary airport and used it for 6 days as we traveled to Banff, Lake Louise, and Jasper. Loved it! We gave up using the window mount after it kept falling off but it worked just fine from the center seat area of the rental car. It took a few minutes of... More

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Morley
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We had problems getting the unit up and running each morning because the battery would just not hold any power, which meant we were passing things and wondering whether it was worth stopping or that we might have missed something worthwhile to stop for. When it was up and running it was invaluable, warning you of sights coming up, We... More

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