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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 #5 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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Saint John, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We really enjoyed having downloaded Gypsy Guide for our recent trip to Banff. We didn't have it downloaded properly for the trip from Calgary airport to Banff, but did figure out how to download it for the Banff Town tour as well as the Banff to Lake Louise tour. We wouldn't have found all the hidden spots without it. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I downloaded the free Calgary to Banff tour and purchased the Banff town, icefields parkway and Banff/Lake Louise/Yoho versions for my Android. They were all excellent. The narrator provided directions, tips and recommendations, local flavor and interesting educational tidbits. I usually have my nose in a guidebook reading aloud while my husband drives. I was able to sit back, listen... More

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Houston, TX
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We used Gypsy Guide on our driving trip from Calgary to Vancouver. There were several apps to download for each segment of the Transcanada Highway, but it covered the entire 1000 km of our trip. The drive is pretty amazing to begin with, but the commentary made it even better. Not only did it have cool information about the various... More

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Georgia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I am so glad I discovered GyPSy Guides on TripAdvisor! We bought the Icefields Parkway guide first and enjoyed it so much we also purchased the Lake Louise/Yoho guide. These guides were easy to purchase for our Iphone and follow your location using GPS so they are always describing the area you are visiting, with different commentaries in each direction.... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The first thing we did when we arrived at Calgary Airport was to pick up our GyPSy and the last thing we did at Vancouver Airport 3 weeks later was to drop it back off, this is an amazing piece of technology, it told us everything you would want to know from Calgary to Vancouver via Whistler and Vancouver Island... More

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Batemans Bay, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I am technologically challenged when it comes to apps and smart phones but even I found it very easy to both purchase and use the Gypsy Guide apps. I downloaded the Calgary to Baff free guide, and for under $20AUD purchased the Banff/Lake Louse/Yoho, Jasper, Banff Town Site and Icefields Parkway apps. We used the Gypsy guides throughout out 8... More

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Loveland, Colorado
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Read about this app on iTunes, downloaded it. My husband and I listened to it all the way from Calgary to Banff. We enjoyed learning the history of the early and the directions were very accurate. I recommend this app to everyone I know headed up to Banff!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 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
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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