App Description

There are no data or cellular network charges to use this tour app!

Turn your iPhone or 3G/4G iPad into a Tour Guide and take your driving tours and sightseeing to a whole new level with the Free GyPSy Guide – GPS Tour from Vancouver Airport to Downtown. Commentary plays AUTOMATICALLY as you drive. This tour designed as a sample of GyPSy tour commentary for the 20-30 minute drive from the Airport. If you enjoy the commentary, then we recommend the Vancouver Downtown tour and tours to the Canadian Rockies.

Professional tour guides have filled the guide with interesting and entertaining stories, loads of tips and advice on what to do and will point out places of interest as you approach them. There are 20 commentary points along the drive. Its just like driving around with a local expert.

** Once downloaded, this tour REQUIRES NO DATA to operate and activate, so you won’t incur roaming or data charges. YOU DO NOT REQUIRE A CELLULAR NETWORK CONNECTION TO TOUR!! You will not incur any data roaming charges to use this tour, even if you are from outside Canada. The app does not work the same way as traditional Maps apps, the commentary and maps are not "beamed" into your phone.

Just download the app on Wi-Fi from your network at home or use any free Wi-Fi network. Because the app is filled with audio commentary and maps, its larger than "normal" apps. Many phone/data networks will block the download because of size - so download over a Wi-Fi network.

After you download the app it only uses GPS signal to tour. GPS signal is FREE. It comes from satellites - not cellular networks.

The on-screen map will display your position and upcoming audio points. You can also preview the tour before you arrive, or re-live your vacation after you return home.

Since 2005, GyPSy Guide has been the most highly rated and award winning GPS Tour in the Western Canada. Now as an app, you can travel independently, but still enjoy a guided tour experience, right from your own phone or tablet. You won’t miss a thing and you won’t waste your time when GyPSy is your tour guide.

You can read reviews of what travelers think of GyPSy Guide commentary on Trip Advisor:

This tour is not just a directory but a designed tour to follow, just like how a tour guide would take you. It’s simple and entertaining; just let GyPSy provide commentary automatically as you travel.

** WiFI-only iPad users please note that the tour will not play automatically as you drive as the WiFi-only model does not contain a GPS chip. Any 3G/4G iPad and all iPhones will work just fine.

++ Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

iPhone Screenshots

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App Changes

  • August 06, 2014 Initial release