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Icefields Parkway: a Smartphone Audio Driving Tour

Icefields Parkway: a Smartphone Audio Driving Tour
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Follow the suggested route from the audio guide between Jasper & Lake Louise, and discover the Icefields Parkway, one of the world's most scenic drives! The tour experience is the same in either direction. Learn about the incredible mountains towering above you and the early explorers who first found them. Discover the beauty of Banff & Jasper National Parks. Hear about Peyto Lake, the Columbia Icefields & and other sights at your own pace. With no time constraints, enjoy the freedom to stop anywhere and take your time exploring. Fun audio clips will play automatically as you drive, using a live GPS map. No data is used during the tour. This tour is easy to navigate and family friendly. This audio guide will keep you and your family engaged and having fun. Each point of interest along the way has a fun multiple-choice trivia question about the sights.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 214606P53
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Customer Service Via Phone & Email
  • Download on WiFi before (no signal required or data used during tour)
  • Flexible dates - tour is yours to keep and enjoy anytime on Tripvia Tours.
  • No time constraints, take as long as you like to complete the tour
  • Live GPS map shows route & your location
  • Fun Trivia Challenge (optional)
  • Only 1 tour booking needed per vehicle
  • Tour route is Highway 93 (Icefields Parkway) between Jasper & Lake Louise
Exclusions
  • Smartphone or tablet
  • Transportation (use your own vehicle)
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Lake Louise, AB, Canada The tour either runs from Lake Louise to Jasper, or Jasper to Lake Louise on the Icefields Parkway 93. Tour experience is the same in either direction.
  • Jasper, AB T0E 1E0, Canada The tour either runs from Lake Louise to Jasper, or Jasper to Lake Louise on the Icefields Parkway 93. Tour experience is the same in either direction.
  • Jasper, AB T0E 1E0, Canada The tour either runs from Lake Louise to Jasper, or Jasper to Lake Louise on the Icefields Parkway 93. Tour experience is the same in either direction.
  • Lake Louise, AB, Canada The tour either runs from Lake Louise to Jasper, or Jasper to Lake Louise on the Icefields Parkway 93. Tour experience is the same in either direction.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Service animals allowed
  • Stroller accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Customer Service Via Phone & Email
  • Download on WiFi before (no signal required or data used during tour)
  • Flexible dates - tour is yours to keep and enjoy anytime on Tripvia Tours.
  • No time constraints, take as long as you like to complete the tour
  • Live GPS map shows route & your location
  • Fun Trivia Challenge (optional)
  • Only 1 tour booking needed per vehicle
  • Tour route is Highway 93 (Icefields Parkway) between Jasper & Lake Louise
Exclusions
  • Smartphone or tablet
  • Transportation (use your own vehicle)
Departure details
  • Lake Louise, AB, Canada The tour either runs from Lake Louise to Jasper, or Jasper to Lake Louise on the Icefields Parkway 93. Tour experience is the same in either direction.
  • Jasper, AB T0E 1E0, Canada The tour either runs from Lake Louise to Jasper, or Jasper to Lake Louise on the Icefields Parkway 93. Tour experience is the same in either direction.
  • Jasper, AB T0E 1E0, Canada The tour either runs from Lake Louise to Jasper, or Jasper to Lake Louise on the Icefields Parkway 93. Tour experience is the same in either direction.
  • Lake Louise, AB, Canada The tour either runs from Lake Louise to Jasper, or Jasper to Lake Louise on the Icefields Parkway 93. Tour experience is the same in either direction.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Jasper, AB T0E 1E0, Canada The tour either runs from Lake Louise to Jasper, or Jasper to Lake Louise on the Icefields Parkway 93. Tour experience is the same in either direction.
  • Lake Louise, AB, Canada The tour either runs from Lake Louise to Jasper, or Jasper to Lake Louise on the Icefields Parkway 93. Tour experience is the same in either direction.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Service animals allowed
  • Stroller accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 6 Apr 2021
A note from Icefields Parkway: a Smartphone Audio Driving Tour
This is a self-guided tour so you'll use your own vehicle. When stopping, please abide by all Federal and Provincial health rules & recommendations.
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
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  • 1
    Lake Louise
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 2
    Jasper
    Stop: 5 minutes
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    Pass by
    Takakkaw Falls
    Hector Lake
    Dolomite Peak
    Bow Lake
    Yoho National Park
    Waterfowl Lakes
    Mount Murchison
    Mistaya Canyon
    Saskatchewan Glacier
    Mount Wilson
    Mount Amery
    Skyline Trail
    Weeping Wall
    Parker Ridge Trail
    Sunwapta Falls and Canyon
    Athabasca Glacier
    Columbia Icefield Skywalk
    Pinto Lake
    Icefields Parkway
    Mt. Edith Cavell
    Jasper National Park
    Sunwapta Falls and Canyon
    Maligne Lake
    Mount Fryatt
    Endless Chain Ridge
    Jasper Discovery Trail
    Maligne Canyon
    Marmot Basin
    Jasper SkyTram
    Horseshoe Lake
    Athabasca River
    The Den - Jasper's Wildlife Museum
    Athabasca Falls
    Jasper Information Centre
    Medicine Lake
    Peyto Lake
    Beauty Creek Trail
    Tangle Creek Falls
    Athabasca Glacier
    Jasper
    Wilcox Pass
    Mistaya Canyon
    Lake Louise Visitor Information Centre
    Helen Lake Trail
    Lake Louise Summer Gondola
    Lake Louise Ski Resort
    Bow Glacier Falls Trail
    Little Beehive Trail
    Sunwapta Falls and Canyon
    Fairview Lookout
    Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • 3
    Jasper
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 4
    Lake Louise
    Stop: 5 minutes
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    Pass by
    Lake Louise
  • You'll end at
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Diana C
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Great drive with awesome views, but I did not like the tech
I want to make it clear that the drive itself was wonderful. I mainly have complaints about the user interface and experience of the app. It was not entirely intuitive which was annoying but not a huge deal. I downloaded the route maybe 5 times before it finally stuck, I had to restart the app many times too. I also thought they would give you a route to follow on google maps or something to add to your GPS but no.. they just tell you to stay on highway 93. Again, no big deal but as someone who likes to have a good idea of where I am when in the middle of nowhere (with no service because there is no service on highway 93) I did not appreciate that. And lastly, it’s audio guided but they aren’t speaking the whole time. They only speak when you get specific spots along the road. I liked this but it was a pain to switch back and forth to my music. I’d recommend doing this as a couple with one persons phone playing the GPS tour and another persons playing music when the tour is quiet.

IMO this was a good price for $6. I’ve given it 2 stars though because I do think it was a below average experience working with the tech. The road however was beautiful, I loved the stops, and I enjoyed the fun facts they gave.
Written 16 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Getaway33510823735
Thanks for the review Diana. Glad you enjoyed the tour itself and sorry you had a poor experience with the tech side of it. You have to have good reception (mobile or WIFI) for the initial tour download, and the Icefields doesn't have great reception as you mentioned so it's ideal to first download it with WIFI or a good mobile signal before you leave. This is what causes the loading issues. You can still use Google or Apple maps while using the app. The app works in the background, so there's nothing wrong with having Google maps display your position, or have directions while doing the tour. You can actually do this in the app itself by tapping on the last stop (Jasper or Lake Louise depending on your direction of travel). This brings up the map in Google or Apple Maps. As far as the music, I agree that would be a nice touch and something we are working on for future versions. Thanks again and hopefully you give another tour a try in the future.
Written 17 September 2021
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Goutam Roy
New Delhi, India9 contributions
Worth every penny
Jul 2021
We enjoyed learning about the mountains and where to stop. A bit different than a traditional tour, but we found it fun with the trivia questions. They have a few others in the area too we booked after. Cool idea.
Written 19 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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