Coming out to the park this summer? We have a few apps to recommend for a fun and safe visit to the Cypress Hills.
Want to try your hand at Citizen Science? Download the iNaturalist app and record observations out in nature -- animals, insects, flowers, trees, mushrooms, anything you can find! It's as easy as taking a picture; once you upload the image, the iNaturalist community will help you identify what you found. Everything is geotagged automatically, so you can find out where the best flora and fauna have been seen in the park. Check out the website for more detailed information on different species, and to help others identify what they've found.
iNaturalist is available on Android devices, version 4.0.3 and later, and Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch), iOS 9.0 and later.
SaskAlert is a new app from the Government of Saskatchewan, in partnership with Environment Canada, Ministries, Crowns and agencies, and local governments to provide emergency alerts in real time about weather and other effects that pose safety concerns. We encourage visitors to download this app as it works in addition to Alert Ready, the national public alerting system -- not all cell phones are able to receive Alert Ready messages due to the age of the device and/or its software.
SaskAlert is available on Android devices, version 4.2 or higher, and Apple iPhones, iOS 8.0 and later.
We encourage visitors to download these apps at home, before they reach the park.