Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Banff Self-Guided Driving Tour with GPS Navigation. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Everybody has to visit Banff once in their lifetime. Even though we had just one day, it was a blast. And the GPS unit we rented for the day was worth every penny. In town, on the highway and side roads the GPS never missed a beat, picking up wherever we stopped or continued where we had left off. We got a lot of useful and interesting information and found some spots we would never have found without the GPS.
The only problem was that we did not stay a few more days. We will return and rent another GPS again
We loved having this digital tourguide pointing out the various scenic locations throughout our drive through the Banff and Icefields areas and back to Calgary. All the speaking voices were pleasant and the information far exceeded what we expected, sharing historical, geographical and even scientific facts of interest. The unit was easy to use and always gave ample advance notice to sights along the way with sufficient time to turn off on side roads. I highly recommend it.
Excellent! I liked being able to travel at my own pace and to have helpful hints along the way such as You may want to fill up with gas at this location. The information provided was just enough and perfect for the price.
The GPS was very informative and made our trip more enjoyable. Highly recommended.
We found this GPS system to be extremely useful and interesting. It gives a great history of the national parks and let's you know of the upcoming attractions and beautfiful viewing spots. It was like having your
own personal guide. Would definitely use it again.
First time user. Easy! Informative. Information was at the right time so you had time to look before you got to the site it was talking about. Liked the change of voices during segments. Worked great and we missed the info after we turned it back in. Will definitely try this again.
It took a little while to get used to working with this device. Once you learned how to use it; it was well worth the course. Tape was informative and guided you to sites you should not miss. Staff were helpful and friendly.
If you have a car and want to see the rockies, this is the best thing you can do! It was incredibly easy to set up and didn't take long before it started giving me informaton about where I was and it gives information not only about the history of the rockies mountains, the first travellers and people who lived there but also good hints about views to scenic places to stop. The staff where I picked it up from were very friendly and checked I know how to do everything before I left them with the guide. A big tip, there are about 4 or 5 tours that take anywhere from half a day to a full day so if you want to see all of the rockies get this for a few days, it'll be the best thing that you rent.!
The GyPSy Guide was excellent. Very helpful and enlightening. It helped us to find all of the worthy destinations with ease. However, we started out with a rental vehicle without an auxiliary jack and that was an issue. Once we switched to a different vehicle with an auxiliary jack, all was perfect.
While we ended up not using it as much as we should have, it was worthwhile getting and we learnt a lot about Banff and the area. Would have liked to have had it for a couple of days longer as we did need some 'down' time over the 3 days and felt like we kept needing to go driving to get best use from it.
The GPS and commentaries were great. One problem was the power' function. The unit would turn on if bumped while carrying it in your pocket while not in use.