GyPSy Guide provides a professional tour guide commentary along scenic drives. Our tours highlight the very best of the region with entertaining stories about history, geology, legends and local advice, so all you have to do is drive, listen and soak in the scenery.
Just Like Having A Tour Guide In Your Car™
Stories, tips and directions as you drive, so you don’t miss a thing.
All the benefits of a guided tour, the freedom to drive yourself.
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BANFF, LAKE LOUISE & YOHO TOUR
BANFF, LAKE LOUISE & YOHO MAP
What to Expect
You’ll see some of the best scenery the Canadian Rockies offer; towering mountains, surreal coloured lakes and breathtaking waterfalls.
Starting in Banff, Lake Louise or the small town of Field in Yoho, we focus on the Lake Louise area of Banff National Park and the aptly named (in Cree language) Yoho National Park, meaning “awe”.
The highlights include the breathtaking Lake Louise beautifully backdropped by the Victoria Glacier, and the dazzling Moraine Lake surrounded by 10 peaks.
Immediately to the west of Lake Louise is Yoho National Park and the thundering Takakkaw Falls – Canada’s second highest with a spectacular sheer drop. We continue on to Emerald Lake for more amazingly colored lakes and view the corkscrew Spiral Tunnels, a nation-building section of railway engineering.
(An optional extra for those starting in Banff is to drive along the Bow Valley Parkway, from Banff to Castle Junction, where wildlife can be spotted, or you can hike the trail to Johnston Canyon).
This tour is one of 5 apps that cover the Canadian Rockies National Parks.
They can be enjoyed by self touring in your own vehicle, or on shuttles throughout the Park, or in combination of both.
What You’ll See
Some of the highlights along the tour route include;
Spiral Train Tunnels
Bow Valley Parkway
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HOW TO PLAN YOUR BANFF, LAKE LOUISE & YOHO TRIP
BANFF, LAKE LOUISE, YOHO & NEARBY DRIVING TOUR APPS
LISTEN TO SAMPLE COMMENTARY – BANFF, LAKE LOUISE & YOHO
Where does the tour start?
You can join the tour route anywhere along the route but there are 3 logical places.
From Banff. Join the tour by entering Highway 1 heading westbound towards Lake Louise.
From Lake Louise. If staying at the Chateau, join the tour by driving down the hill towards the village area. From the village and Samson Mall, drive up the hill towards Lake Louise. If joining the tour from the Icefields Parkway, you will enter the tour on Highway 1, so switch from the Icefields Parkway tour to the Banff, Lake Louise & Yoho tour.
From Field. If arriving the BC interior, you will join the tour route as you approach the town of Field. Turning left towards Emerald lake is a great way to begin.
All the commentary and directions to follow are included in the audio.
Can this tour be done the opposite way?
Yes! You can join the tour in Lake Louise, Banff or come from Revelstoke and the interior of British Columbia. There is no set direction to do the tour in. The section along the Bow Valley Parkway from Banff to Castle Junction is the only section that is one directional.
What should I bring?
Its important to keep charging your device as you drive and we recommend using a DC cigarette lighter-style of charger. Plugging directly into the vehicle’s USB port is not recommended.
Gas is available in Banff, Lake Louise and less reliably in Field, BC.
Always bring a jacket as weather can change quickly in the mountains. Sturdy shoes are recommended if hiking.
Don’t forget your smile and camera.
I'm not from Canada - will I need data?
There is no requirement for any data or wifi network connection while you drive. The app only requires the FREE GPS signal to operate. You can leave your cellular data function turned off – the tour will still work.