Banff & the Canadian Rockies Travel Guide by Sutro Media (Universal)
Released: Aug 7, 2012
Version: 2.0
Size: 37 MB
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Banff & the Canadian Rockies Travel Guide

Sutro Media
★ ★ Sights, activities, beds & food reviewed! ★ ★

The Canadian Rockies are Canada's greatest attraction for good reason. The landscapes are sublime, with emerald lakes dotting craggy, glaciated mountain ranges. The opportunities to explore the great outdoors are almost limitless too. Whether you're looking to hike, bike, climb, scramble, paddle, ski, snowboard or snowshoe you'll find the opportunities world-class. In fact, there's so much to do here, that tourism's boomed here for over a century. And that's where this app comes in...

Using 1125 photos and 26,000 words in 181 entries it helps you zero in on the region's best – and makes them easy to find thanks to detailed offline maps. Included are:

★ SIGHTS – full reviews of all the main natural beauty spots; National Parks (including Banff); mountain towns (such as Field); drives (like the Icefields Parkway) and museums.
★ FOOD & HANGOUTS – cafés with menu descriptions and accurate prices.
★ SKIING: in depth reviews of every Canadian Rockies ski resort, even including hidden gems like Castle Mountain and suggestions about which runs to try! All the best Heliskiing and Catskiing operators are listed too.
★ OTHER WINTER ACTIVITIES – where to soak in hot springs; ice climb; cross-country ski, snowshoe and snow-tube.
★ HIKING – summer hikes with trail descriptions and difficulty details.
★ MOUNTAIN BIKING – details of the key rides in every area.
★ OTHER SUMMER ACTIVITIES – the low down on rafting in the region.
★ TOURS & GEAR RENTAL – when you want someone to show you the way or lend you stuff!
★ ACCOMMODATION – with up-to-date prices.
★ TRANSPORT OPTIONS – how to get about by bus.
★ INFORMATION CENTRES – when this app isn’t quite enough!

★ Features ★

✔ Easily SORT entries – by category, name, average price, distance (using your inbuilt GPS) or region.
✔ Find author RECOMMENDATIONS quickly by looking out for the ★ symbol.
✔ NAVIGATE quickly using the app's global search and hyperlinks between entries.
✔ Send the author COMMENTS easily: give him a piece of your mind for free!
✔ One-click website LINKS (including Twitter, Facebook & YouTube) and PHONE CALLS (on phones)
✔ Biannual UPDATES


Spring 2012 Update:
✔ Update and price check of entries
✔ Added coverage of Waterton National Park
✔ Added mountain bike rides
✔ Added rafting info
✔ Added key attractions: Fort Steele Heritage town & The Frank Slide Interpretive centre

★ About the Author ★

Christian Williams has been travelling and writing-about the Canadian Rockies for so long that he's picked up several mountain bike scars, a house and a family in the region along the way.

When he's not skiing or biking he likes to hike and camp in the backcountry or do other "research" for various guide books and features on the region. These have been published by Rough Guides and The Telegraph.

★ About Sutro Media ★

This guide is published in partnership with Sutro Media. By enabling local writers to share their expertise on mobile phones, Sutro Media is making it easier and more fun to explore the world!

If you have any problems, comments, or suggestions for improvement, we'd love to hear from you -

What's new in version 2.0
- lots of new iOS 7 bug fixes
- fixed recent bug with twitter field
- fixed landscape transition issue
- resolved display issue on iPhone 5
- more offline photos on original download and faster download of offline content
- fixed intermittent bug with dynamic updates
- added better crash analytics and fixed a number of intermittent stability problems
Our verdict: Great!
  • + Banff & the Canadian Rockies Travel Guide is a highly rated app (5-star).
  • + The app is currently free, instead of its regular price of $2.99.
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