"If you're driving in the Banff, Lake Louise or Jasper area, this is a ‘MUST HAVE’ application." - Industrial strength traveler (USA)
With more than 160 GPS audio points, is an entertaining and informative way to experience Banff.
Or, you can extend your experience throughout the parks:
2,100 automatic waypoints…
Determines where you are and what direction you are heading, automatically playing audio information related to where you are at and what's coming around the corner - geology, geography, habitats, wildlife, glaciers, icefields, mountaineers, and stories.
850 kilometres of roads…
All the paved roads in the parks are covered. The Trans-Canada, Kootenay Parkway, Bow Valley Parkway, Icefields Parkway, the Yellowhead, Highway 40 and the Highwood Valley…to name a few.
562 mountains and lakes…
Touch icons to identify the mountains and lakes that you will discover during your audio tour.
40 years of experience…
Developed and narrated by Dave Birrell, a geophysicist, Canadian Rockies author, and accredited Professional Guide (Interpretive Guides Association).
33 places of interest…
Specially selected by your professional guide, Dave Birrell, information and images of must-see destinations are included. Plus, the app will show you how to get there!
18 hours of content…
Whether for a day, a week, or just passing through one afternoon, your audio guide features unmatched information about the mountains, lakes, and places of interest.
6 mountain parks…
Banff, Jasper, Yoho, and Kootenay National Parks are available to you, as well as Mount Robson Provincial Park and Kananaskis Country.
2 ways to enjoy…
Listen directly from the device or through your vehicle’s audio system.
0 data usage required…
All maps, waypoints, audio, images, and information are contained within the app itself. No wireless or internet connection needed, nor data usage required.
OUR REVIEWS - 5 STARS
"Wow, did we ever love "The Rockies" App! We just spent a fantastic week driving through Yoho, Banff & Jasper National Parks, and this audio guide (in tandem with the Yoho App) proved to be a brilliant companion..." – BeanBro (Australia)
"This is the first review I have ever written, but after traveling throughout Banff, Jasper, Yoho, and Kootenay, and using this audioguide every day for 10 days, this is far and away one of the best apps I have purchased. ...The app worked seamlessly on my IPAD, the stories and information triggered by the GPS. I could not recommend this app more." – uclakurt (USA)
"If you are driving in the Banff-Icefields Parkways-Yoho Area I can't recommend this app too highly! Imagine the best possible tour guide sitting right next to you (riding virtual "shotgun") providing timely narration, pointers, and stories as you traverse this extraordinarily beautiful region." - Heraclitus25 (USA)
--TransCanada Highway (Hwy #1): east of Canmore (Morley Road) and into Yoho NP
--Bow Valley Parkway (Hwy #1A): Banff to Lake Louise
--Icefields Parkway (Hwy #93N): Lake Louise to Jasper Townsite
--Kootenay Highway (Hwy #93S): Castle Junction to Radium, BC
--Kananaskis Country (Hwy #40): Canmore to Longview, AB
--Yellowhead Highway (Hwy #16): Jasper and Mount Robson Parks
--Tunnel Mountain Drive
--Lake Minnewanka Drive
--Lake Louise Drive
--Moraine Lake Road
--Emerald Lake Road
--Yoho Valley Road
Developed and recorded by Dave Birrell – a Canadian Rockies author and accredited Professional Guide with the Interpretive Guides Association – your Parks Companion Audio guide features unmatched information about the region.
You get all the interesting stories, facts, and suggested stops for viewpoints, wildlife, short hikes, and points of interest.
Use of the guide, as well as continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. (GPS capability is part of the 3G chipset, and is only present in the 3G iPads.)
- updated for iOS10
- better handling of downloads and updates
- Mountain Apps Inc.
- 112.7 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2011 Mountain Apps Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- Rockies Audio $13.99
- Banff Audio Guide $6.99
- Kootenay Audio Guide $3.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.