GPS IN THE MOUNTAINS

Your Parks Companion has been thoroughly tested for GPS accuracy along all routes of intended usage. Occasionally though, in the vicinity of steep mountain cliffs or within deep valleys or canyons, the iPhone’s GPS accuracy may be affected.

Allowing time for the device to re-establish its position or moving to a more open area will usually solve the problem.

CELLULAR COVERAGE IN THE MOUNTAINS

Along the Trans-Canada Highway, cellular coverage is limited to the Banff Townsite, Lake Louise Village, and sections along the Bow Valley from the front ranges to Lake Louise. Along Highway #16, cellular coverage is limited to the Jasper Townsite area and sections along the Athabasca and Miette Valleys.

Please keep this in mind when utilizing links to web-based information.

THE iPHONE’S COMPASS

The iPhone’s built-in compass works just like a magnetic, needle-type compass. Its accuracy can be affected by magnetic and other interference, including that caused by the proximity to magnets, metals, and electronics (including those within your vehicle).

GPS AUDIO GUIDE

The Audio Guide is automatically triggered by your GPS location and will not “play” unless you are within proximity to a defined waypoint. For the best sound quality, it is suggested that your iPhone/iPad be connected through your vehicle stereo system. See FAQs for more detail.

INCLUDED AREAS

All major roads and secondary roads in Banff, Yoho, and Kootenay National Parks; the Icefields Parkway within Jasper National Park; and the Bow Valley from Canmore to the Morley Road east of the front ranges.