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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 #9 of 35 activities in Banff
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Adelaide, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
64 helpful votes 64 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Oakville, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

It's taken me a while to get at this reveiw, mostly because I feel so conflicted about it. The narative was great, our whole family enjoyed the stories and named the different voices; we would catch each other quoting them occasionally. Having said that, this thing is way overpriced for what you get. We paid over $300 for a 12... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

As l was travelling solo from Jasper to Banff l found the GyPSy Guide really added to the whole trip, which was spectacular. To have explanations of not only the sights but history as well was brilliant. I think the title is a little deceptive though as it is not actually a GPS and as l drove into Banff thought... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We picked up the Gypsy at the Calgary Airport. Fast, easy service and 3 minutes of instruction later, we were on our way. It's a nice gadget. It's an Android mobile device downloaded with good commentary about the surroundings -- which are SPECTACULAR! -- through Banff and the surrounding Rockies. You have to rent/drive a car to see all the... More

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