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.
The App that’s just like having a tour guide in your car!™
Stories, tips and advice 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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LAKE LOUISE TO KAMLOOPS – GYPSY GUIDE
This GyPSy Guide driving tour drives approximately half of the route from Banff and Lake Louise to Vancouver, following the TransCanada Highway. Along Canada’s main transportation highway, we’ll see amazing scenery as the route cuts through massive ranges and famous mountain passes.
We pass through Yoho, Glacier and Mt Revelstoke National Parks and there are several recommended very short walks and hikes to see giant cedars, alpine flowers and walk on lakeside wharves. Highlights along the route include, Golden and the Kicking Horse River, Rogers Pass, Glacier National Park, Revelstoke, The Last Spike, Salmon Arm and then the almost desert-like landscape around Kamloops.
This tour is not designed to explore around the Lake Louise area or to take the beautiful side trips in Yoho National Park. Its structured to stay on the highway from Lake Louise towards Kamloops, in the middle of BC. See the Canadian Rockies section to learn more about the detailed tours for the Canadian Rockies National Parks.
LAKE LOUISE TO KAMLOOPS HIGHLIGHTS
The commentary for this tour begins on Highway 1 as you pass the Lake Louise exit. You can join anywhere along the route too.
If you plan to drive through the Okanagan, follow this tour all the way to Sicamous before turning south towards Vernon. You will only miss the last 45 minutes of this drive as you turn towards Vernon, Kelowna and the rest of the Okanagan.
Glacier National Park
ROCKIES TO VANCOUVER DRIVING TOUR APPS
LISTEN TO SAMPLE COMMENTARY – LAKE LOUISE TO KAMLOOPS
LAKE LOUISE TO KAMLOOPS TOUR ROUTE MAP
Where does the tour start?
The tour commentary begins as you drive past the Lake Louise exit/entry on Highway 1, the TransCanada Highway, heading westbound towards Vancouver. You can join anywhere along the route if you enter Highway 1 from the Icefields Parkway, or even if you are starting from places like Field and Golden, BC.
Can I use this tour in the opposite direction?
No, this tour is direction-specific. Because its a long drive, this tour is only for the direction of going from Banff and Lake Louise towards the Vancouver – so its important that you download the tour that matches your direction of travel for this sector. If you are traveling from the Vancouver towards the Rockies, the tour that you will need is called Kamloops to Banff.
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 all towns along the way.
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.