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Canadian Rockies Audio Guide - Banff

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A GPS Audio Tour…in your iPhone. The Banff Edition offers you a tour of the areas in and around Banff Townsite, including Bow Falls, Tunnel Mountain Drive, Mount Norquay, and the Johnson Lake and Lake Minnewanka drives.

With more than 160 GPS audio points, is an entertaining and informative way to experience Banff.

!! Works off-line. No data usage required. !!

New to this edition, you can extend your experience of the Canadian Rockies. Allow us to guide you along all the roads in Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, and 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

--TransCanada Highway
--Bow Valley Parkway
--Tunnel Mountain Drive
--Lake Minnewanka Loop Drive
--Mount Norquay Road
--Lake Louise Drive
--Moraine Lake Road
--Columbia Icefields
--Saskatchewan River Crossing
--Yellowhead Highway
--Pyramid Lake Drive
--Miette Hot Springs Road
--Maligne Lake Road
--Mount Edith Cavell Road
--Maligne Lake
--Athabasca Falls
--Sunwapta Falls
--Kootenay Parkway
--Radium Hot Springs
--Vermilion Crossing
--Olive Lake
--Kootenay Park Lodge
--Yoho Valley Road
--Emerald Lake Road
--Takakkaw Falls
--Spiral Tunnels
--Meeting of the Waters
--Kananaskis Lakes Trail
--Mount Allan Drive
--Highwood Pass
--Peter Lougheed Provincial Park
--and others…

“There is an amazing amount of information in this app and it’s presented to you at just the right time.”

More than 2,000 audio files (totaling over 17 hours of audio content..nothing else even comes close) are presented in a way that relates directly to where you are and what you are seeing at that moment from your vehicle.

As you listen to audio files automatically triggered by your GPS location and direction of travel, you’ll be introduced to all aspects of the Rockies’ natural and human history including geology, geography, habitats, wildlife, glaciers, icefields, the natives’ history, the early explorers and mountaineers, the building of the railway, and the naming history of the mountains and other features.

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 -in your own vehicle as you enjoy the parks at your own pace through your own iPhone or iPad. (Please note that the GPS capability is part of the 3G chipset, and is only present in the 3G iPads.)

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

Makes a perfect addition to the Canadian Mountain Parks Companion (also available on the App Store).