What's New

* Updated tour content.
* Tour will now keep playing in the background even if you use other apps.
* Tour will also keep playing if you turn the screen off (not shut down of course!) and will help save battery if you do not have a cigarette lighter-style of car charger with you.
* You can play your own music in the background and the tour commentary will decease music volume to play audio commentary.

App Description

GyPSy Guide GPS driving tour from Vancouver to Kamloops on the is an excellent way to enjoy a sightseeing trip towards the Canadian Rockies. There are 100+ audio points that play automatically, featuring what to see, stories, tips and advice. All the benefits of a guided tour, the freedom to drive yourself.


If you like driving yourself when you go sightseeing, GyPSy Guide™ tour apps allow you to enjoy a guided tour experience while remaining totally independent. By driving yourself, you'll be able to get from place to place faster, see more things and not be tied to anyone else's schedule.

This tour is the first half of the drive to Lake Louise and Banff in the Rockies.


The tour apps use your device’s location abilities to play the commentary AUTOMATICALLY. All you have to do is drive, listen and decide which places you want to stop at. Our tour guides have created an insightful and entertaining tour from Vancouver to Kamloops. We’ll recommend the best places to experience along the way and some great locations that most visitors will drive by. There’s so much to see and do, GyPSy will help you prioritize what suits you best and make sure you don’t miss a thing


GyPSy Guide knows where you are and which direction you are heading, and plays commentary automatically about the things you are seeing, plus stories and tips and advice.


It’s just like having a local friend to show you around. And that friend just happens to be a professional tour guide.


The same information you would get on a bus tour or from a guide book, for just a fraction of the price. And you control the itinerary and schedule.


No data, cellular or even wireless network connection needed while touring. Download over Wi-Fi before you tour. Anyone can use them with no need for roaming data – even visiting from another country.


This tour includes the most popular sightseeing stops and many more:

1) Bridal Veil Falls
2) Fraser Valley
3) Harrison Hot Springs
4) Hope, BC
5) Othello Tunnels
6) Coquihalla Pass

We follow Highway 1 from Vancouver to Hope. From Hope to Kamloops, we drive along Highway 5, the Coquihalla, the fastest route. There are some short side trips that are recommended along the way. Expect to spend a full day if you do make the suggested side trips.

This tour is specific for the drive from Vancouver TO Kamloops. If you are driving towards Vancouver, be sure to download the Kamloops to Vancouver tour.


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 may block the download because of size - so its important to download over a Wi-Fi network.

++ Continued use of GPS running in the background increases battery usage - we strongly recommend taking a cigarette style (DC outlet) car charger. This is much better than simply plugging into the USB port in a vehicle.

** iPad users - please note that WiFi-only iPads will not activate the commentary automatically. Any iPhone or network-capable iPad (WiFi + Cellular - whether you have a network connection or not) will work just fine.


GyPSy Guide™ produce award winning audio tours along scenic drives around the world. Enjoyed by travelers who prefer to set their own pace and itinerary on vacation, but enjoy a fun, informative and educational guided experience. Our goal is to provide a great introduction to the region and perhaps inspire you to learn more and return. None of our apps include paid advertising or placements for benefit.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • August 05, 2014 Initial release
  • September 02, 2015 New version 1.2
  • June 14, 2019 New version 2.1.6