Welcome to Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies. Allow us to present to you the mountains, lakes, and points of interest that surround you while you’re in Canada’s Rocky Mountain National Parks.
As a part of the our Parks Companion series of apps for Canada’s Rocky Mountain National Parks, it has been specially translated and designed by a local guide for our Japanese-speaking friends here in Canada and from abroad.
“Way more than what you could find in any conventional guide book…”
Banff National Park
- Tunnel Mountain Drive
- Cascade Gardens
- Mount Norquay Drive
- Vermilion Lakes
- Lake Minnewanka Loop Drive
- Bow Valley Parkway
- Johnston Canyon
- Castle Mountain
- Lake Louise
- Moraine Lake
- Bow Lake
- Saskatchewan River Crossing
- Peyto Lake
- Icefields Parkway (within Banff National Park)
-- almost 300 points of interest, mountains, and lakes
-- more than 600 pictures
“The focus is on the national park rather than on commercial activities such as gondola rides and taverns… Highly recommended if your interest is hiking, walking, sightseeing the natural panorama...”
THE MOUNTAINS AND LAKES
Detailed information and photos of the hundreds of peaks and the lakes you’ll see as you drive through the parks.
THE PLACES TO STOP
Several dozens of spots where you can safely stop to enjoy views, hike, picnic, camp, and learn about the landscape. At each of these locations, we’ll provide all the interpretive information and photos you’ll need to understand what you’ll be seeing and we’ll suggest short walks and hikes as well.
OFF THE GRID
Requires no "network" or "wireless" connection for full functionality. All information, photographs, and maps are integrated into the app itself.
Select a mountain and the app will identify it for you and we’ll tell you which direction to look and how far away it is.
Dave Birrell is accredited as a Professional Interpretive Guide by the Interpretive Guides Association. The app gives you full access to the knowledge and photos he acquired as he has travelled by car, on foot, on skis and on horseback through most of the valleys in the Canadian Rockies and to over a hundred of their summits. Dave is also the author of two books on the Canadian Rockies and www.peakfinder.com.
We would like to offer a special thank you to Yumiko Hiraki and Fusako Shimura for the Japanese translation.
As well, thanks to John Marriott, Don Beers, Sonny Bou, Ian Pengelly, Alan Kane, Reink Lakeman, Nick Saunders, Amar Athwal, Heather Dempsey, Tony Daffern, and Parks Canada for the use of their photos.
-- OTHER APPS --
CANADIAN MOUNTAIN PARKS COMPANION
Featured in the App Store (Apps of Western Canada). Our English-language Parks Companion expands your experience of the Rockies into five National Parks and two Provincial Parks of the Canada Rockies.
- More than 1,500 points of interest, mountains, and lakes
- Over 2,300 pictures
- Plus, audio and videos
ROCKIES AUDIO GUIDE
"A GPS Audio Tour…in your iPhone. With more than 2,000 GPS audio points, is an entertaining and informative way to experience the Canadian Rockies."
Allow us to guide you along all the roads in Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, Yoho National Parks, and Kananaskis Country including the Icefields Parkway and the Bow Valley east of Banff National Park.
--Highway #1 (TransCanada Highway): east of Canmore to and through Yoho National Park
--Highway #1A (Bow Valley Parkway): Banff to Lake Louise
--Highway #93N (Icefields Parkway): Lake Louise to Jasper Townsite
--Highway #93S (Kootenay Highway): Castle Junction to Radium, BC
--Highway #16 (Yellowhead Highway): within Jasper National Park
--Highway #40 (Kananaskis - Highwood Highway): south of the TransCanada
--Highway #541 (Kananaskis Country): Longview to Kananaskis
!! Works off-line. No data usage required. !!