Best App Series: Best apps for wandering in Revelstoke National Park

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Revelstoke National Park

We’ve complied the best apps by activity in this series of ten, for when humanity is just a little too much. Here is our fifth instalment, the Best apps for wandering in Revelstoke National Park

Check back next Thursday for the Best apps for your nine year old who either has the flu (or an aversion to math tests.)

1. All Trails Hiking and Mountain Biking Trails (Free)

While this app has some serious for-purchase add on’s, we found the free version to have ample options within our federal parks and all over the Columbia-Shuswap and area. Pictures, distance and the ability to list your hikes and topo maps. Flip this app open next time you find yourself stuck in the sunshine in front of La Baguette, and you’ll get motivated to get the hiking boots on.

2. Nature Mobile’s Wild Berries and Herbs (Free)

This app captures a broad cross section of North America and Europe’s flora. Be careful not to pick the beautiful plants in the park while you identify edibles, pronounce Latin names like a pro, store your own flora photos and refer to the online species consultation.

3.Tree Book (Free)

Locate and identify one or many of the 100 most common trees in North America. Features include, “images, search, synonyms for trees, layman terms, and for the more scientifically minded — detailed terminology.”

4. iNaturalist (Free) 

iNaturalist.org is a social site for naturalists and national parks enthusiasts, take pictures of your findings, load them on the site and discuss with other biodiversity buddies. You can also keep track of your findings and build your life list! (No pressure.)

5. Audubon Insects and Spiders (4.99)

Great for parents and kids alike, this comprehensive guide to North American insects allows you to track your findings and includes over 500 high quality photos. Search the app to discover more about your findings in Revelstoke Park- search functions include name, shape, habitat and more.

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