Don’t go without this program 5/5
By another wreeder
Don’t drive the ice field parkway without this guide. It added enormously to our knowledge of what we were seeing and understanding of the history. It made the trip very special. We listened to it going both north and south.
By the barnett's
This was a for sure game changer for our vacation to Alberta. The information and history was incomparable to any tour guide out there. So nice and comforting to have a fun and informative tour guide. Especially having no service in most of the areas. Thanks so much and please travel the world and create more. Perfect!
Gypsy App Canadian Rockies 5/5
This is the best app I have ever used. It was like having a private tour guide in the car with us. So very well done and worked perfectly.
Priceless!! Personal Tour Guide 5/5
I am so happy I downloaded this app. We loved this guide. We traveled from Pittsburgh... with no plans except seeing Lake Louise and wildlife. What a magnificent surprise ...... the guide led us to gorgeous spots that not many people know about..great locations for picnics... told us where to park ..... gave us good locations to spot wildlife ( we saw everything). I have told all my friends.... don’t go without this guide!!! ... most of the area has NO SERVICE so the fact this app is downloaded is awesome... “the guy in the back seat “ is with you the entire way and the history of the area is super interesting!!!! 10/10 rating!!!.... I never write reviews, but this was absolutely fantastic
The best way to tour the Canadian Rockies!! 5/5
By lazy reviewer 123
I discovered this app a few days before leaving on my trip to Banff/Jasper/Lake Louise, and I am SOOO glad we tried it!! This is EXACTLY what I had been looking for to help us make the most of our trip. We love the freedom of driving around on our own time, at our own pace. GyPSy guide is perfect for pointing out key sites, prioritizing our activities, and learning about the area, historical background, and traveler tips. Informative, entertaining, and spot-on with directions/recommendations (so precise that I was able to turn off my Google maps and just follow “Uncle GyPSy”!). If you’ve ever driven through a new area and thought things like, “What’s that mountain I’m looking at?”, GyPSy guide is for you! I only wish there were more guides available (Iceland, major US cities)...
Must have 5/5
By sandman fo sho
Made the trip very educational. Couldn’t imagine doing the parkfield without this app! A+++
Fantastic narrated guide to Canadian Rockies 5/5
This narrated guide to the Canadian Rockies is fantastic. It took our trip to Jasper and Banff to a whole other level that we would have never experienced otherwise. We loved it!
It is extremely well researched and scripted and synced to the drive. The narrator is excellent. The information provided is very interesting and educational and helpful.
We had a few times when we were wondering about certain things on the drive when the narration started up and answered our questions. At one point, the narrator said, “By this time you’ve probably seen bighorn sheep“ and right at that moment three big horn sheep were standing by the side of the road waiting to cross the road. It was unbelievable timing.
I highly recommend this guide. You’ll love it too!
We enjoyed Gypsy tours through glacier and Waterton as well as Banff - jasper- Yoho. Well worth the investment. Let you look out the window and not at a map.
Must have 5/5
Best decision I made was to download this app! Loved the narration! Learned so much about the area and saw things I would not have seen!! Already looking for other places to go where I can use this app!
Fantastic !! 5/5
This app was both informative and entertaining. It by far contributed to a wonderful drive with insight into incredible viewpoints and trails along the way. I highly recommend this app to anyone driving through the Canadian Rockies! Add this to your list of must buys if you’re vacationing in the Canadian Rockies and renting a car to explore.
Friend recommended last minute. So thankful they did! 5/5
I had no idea about this app and was getting ready to go to Banff, Lake Louise, Icefields, etc when a friend told my wife about this app and how helpful it was. I’m so glad I spent the $20 and got this. The narration was spot on and I learned so much about the area I would’ve never known otherwise. We ended up stopping at places we never would have without this app and I can honestly say there was only one stop that was so-so which was the spiral tunnels. Really not much to see here but it’s at a pull out so not much time wasted. The rest of the suggestions were fantastic.
My wife was upset because she wanted to see more wildlife and all we had seen were birds, squirrels and rabbits. This app was talking about the left hand side of the mountain coming up as we were headed south from the Icefields and how it is a great spot to see mountain goats and sheep horn. So we pulled over at the turnout and sure enough we both immediately spotted a mountain goat. Highly recommend!
Superb app, a must have 5/5
We used this app on our 7 night tour of Banff, Lake Louise, and Jasper. It worked incredibly well and kept our entire family engaged, including 5 and 8 year old boys. The information appealed to people of all ages, and the narrator did a great job. The way the app was triggered by our GPS location was spot on. At one point the guide said we may see some wildlife up ahead, and literally seconds later the kids spotted some sheep. There was so much interesting information on the history, geology, and animals.
I was pleasantly surprised that it provided turning directions that complemented our car’s GPS. We looked forwarding to using the app every time we got in the car. Felt like the guide was with us everyday.
Actually kind of miss him now!
This app is an absolute “must do” 5/5
If you are driving in the Canadian Rockies I “highly, highly recommend that you do not miss” this app (to use a GyPSy-ism). Our family just got back from 9 days in Banff, Jasper, and Yoho — sadly we only found out about this app from another visitor on day 2. But it’s an understatement to say that GyPSy radically altered and improved our trip.
First, some nits in the interest of transparency: the spoken-word volume is a bit low relative to Apple Music. The app brings you to a “getting started” screen every time you load it fresh, and the map re-centers so it’s hard to have a passenger pan around for a route preview during driving.
None of that matters. For the first time on a road trip we didn’t listen to music, or podcasts, or audiobooks - we were too eager not to miss any of “Professor Yoho” (as we named him)’s guidance! The script was funny, interesting, and accessible even to our 8 year old, and the narrator was fantastic. For the most part we didn’t even use GPS, as we found that just following his instructions made for a more spontaneous and surprising trip.
We actually ended up changing our hotels and itinerary to more closely map to the GyPSy route - and we had a blast. Given how expensive everything in the parks is $20 for the bundle is an absolute bargain— we have even discussed aligning our future road trips to be “GyPSy-compatible” with their other offerings. I could not recommend this app more highly.
Worth every penny! 5/5
This was so interesting and informational. My mom and I rented a car and drove up from Calgary to Jasper. This app was like our own private tour guide that we controlled when we got into the car and could personalize based on our daily itinerary. We used the Bluetooth on my iPhone to play on the car speakers. Great way to tour the Canadian Rockies without spending a ton on private tours.
Worth every penny and more 5/5
By Japanese junkie
This app is really informative and we ended up making stops at fantastic places we would have missed if not recommended by the guide. Even our 6yr old while playing iPad was taking in information and then telling family members about it later! It is definitely worth the money.
Great Content, Functionality Needs Work 4/5
This a great app. I think it’s a must if you are traveling to the Canadian Rockies. The content is very interesting and made our drives from place to place fun. I gave it four out of five stars because it could use some functionality improvements. First, every time you open the app, you have to go through the same start up screens and tutorials, which can get annoying. Second, I wish you could click on the little arrows and see what attractions were coming up. Finally, the app constantly recenters you on the map (which is good) but you don’t have the ability to see what’s coming up on your route. Overall a great app. Worth the price.
Best $20 I ever spent 5/5
By Woody and family
I rarely take the time to do online reviews, but am doing so because this app was so fantastic. As we toured the entire area covered by the app, we never once turned on the radio because we enjoyed listening to the history/geology/ recs. Well done
TX flat landers 5/5
By TX flatlanders
Great app. Very informative. Enjoyed the narrator.
Just one suggestion
Regarding Lake Peyto stop
Pretty steep walk up to the lake but was well worth it!
Fantastic guide 5/5
I can’t rave about this app enough. At first the $20 price tag seemed a bit steep but it was absolutely worth it! I was directed to so many great places, on and off the beaten path, without the need to look at a map! And I got to use my own car instead of joining a group tour which is priceless (and much, much cheaper!) Hope to use some of the other programs soon!!
What a great find! 5/5
By Sandy's group
Ann and I were in the Banff village following a great time at the "stampede" and ran onto the advertisement for GYpsy Guide. It made our visit to the Canadian Rockies. We played it over the radio while traveling - like having a great tour guide in the vehicle. We couldn't be happier with the quality and use of today's technology - are recommending it to all our friends. Mike
G man 5/5
By sara in minnesota
What a terrific app and well worth every cent paid! G-man, as I refer to the narrator was super informative, entertaining and overall, made our trip to Canada A plus! Plan to use inYellistone in a few months!
Best tour app! 5/5
We affectionately called our tour guide “Canada Bob!” This app knew what questions we were going to ask before we uttered the words ourselves! Such great information and tips! Great that you don’t have to be using data. We really loved it and will definitely be using GyPSy guide again! Thank you!
Very good apps 4/5
We had Gypsy app for Maui Road to Hana before. It was ok experience. However, we decided to try the app for Banff and jasper national parks. This was much better than the other one. Really enjoy it. We did not give five as the volume was lower. We had to mute the XM radio when the app was silent as the radio was too laud. Our cell phone was set at max. We try to play itune during the silent and unfortunately itune was also too laud. Hopefully, the app can be improved at this aspect. Otherwise,we felt it was very good app for us while driving through those national parks.
Great navigation! 5/5
This has been a wonderful companion to our trip. Great narration as we drive, we’ve been learning all the things you aren’t going to get on any of the expensive tours. When you’ve spent the money on getting here, another $20 is well worth it!
California to Canada / 40th anniversary / two non hikers 5/5
We flew to Calgary and drove to Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper (all Fairmont properties). The concierge suggested we download this APP, best thing we did the whole week. We saw amazing wildlife, grizzlies, black bears, deer, elk, sheep, goats, marmots and moose. The app guided us through the Icefields Parkway and the Bow Valley Parkway and around Jasper and Banff. I would highly recommend this guide service. It’s informative and lively and full of facts about the area. He even says something funny every now and then.
This tour was GREAT!!! The narration was was informative and entertaining. I will most definitely be buying more tours!!! Hopefully you’ll keep adding more tours.
Honeymoon in the Rockies 5/5
This tour was absolutely wonderful. We were able to see so many hidden sites that we would have missed without this tour. We named the speaker in the tour “George” and felt as though we had a friend with us the entire time sharing secrets about the best places to visit and best times so that you had the best experience as possible. The stories along the drive were very interesting and we were able to learn so much about the history of the Rockies. We will be sure to continue to use the other versions of this tour for other vacations in the future!!
My husband and I truly enjoyed the Gypsy app for the Canadian Rockies. Our trip would not have been nearly as informative and educational.
By Johnny K1
Where Has this been? This is the best app purchase I have ever made and would recommend it to anyone who wants the change the way they tour a national Park. Great sense of humor, tons of valuable information, and sent to geographic locations perfectly. Well done!
Love the tour guide! 5/5
Absolutely loved listening to this while on vacation in Banff. The stories behind the history were very well done and interesting. Enjoyed the humor too! Would recommend this to anyone visiting the Canadian Rockies.
I have used these guides for Utah Yellowstone glacier np and now the Canadian Rockies. They are amazing and I recommend them to everyone I know
Best app ever for national Parks System. Feels like tour guide sitting in car with you
Fun in the Rockies 5/5
By Texas four
We loved this tour! We saw so many things and places we would have not seen if it had not been for the app. The stories were interesting and some quite funny. It seemed every time he would tell us to look out for wild life we would see it. Kinda crazy how that worked. Looking forward to using this app on other trips.