Last year I rented Gypsy guide in Banff area and loved it, so I decided to try it again in Vancouver and on Vancouver Island. Price was $40/day for the rental and we rented it for 3 days. The concept is a talking GPS that tells you what you are seeing as you pass by locations, or for a city tour it also provides turn-by-turn directions. They are coming out with an App that you can use on your own GPS phone which will be great - because the biggest negative of renting the Gypsy is that you must pick it up and drop it off at certain locations during normal business hours. Hopefully the App allows you to use it for more than 24 hours.
We used it for the "Sea to Sky" road trip. This was just "ok", although it did recommend 2 different stops along the way which we really enjoyed. We also used it for the "Vancouver city" tour, and loved it for that. It successfully navigated across the city to different locations that we never would have been able to find as easily. It provided alot of color commentary that my parents found particularly interesting. It really is like being on a tour bus, but you can choose the locations to stop and those that you want to avoid.
I would highly recommend this for the Vancouver and North Vancouver tours if you only have a day to look around, or if you don't want to bother with trying to read a map.
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