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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 #10 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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White Plains, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
52 helpful votes 52 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 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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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

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
77 helpful votes 77 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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