When looking at the photo galleries, click on a thumbnail to see the full-size picture. You can cycle through the photos by clicking on the left or right edge of each full-size picture, or by using the left/right arrow keys on a keyboard.
The Friends, in collaboration with BC Parks, have completed 11 Interpretive Signs and placed them on the trails and on the information shelter in the main parking lot. Each sign contains educational information about the park, its history, flora and fauna.
1. Illahie - John Dean's Mountain Retreat
2. Celebrating Volunteerism
3. Birds of John Dean Park
4. Common Fungi in the Forest
5. Garry Oak and Arbutus Meadows
6. Woodland Plants and Flowers
7. Trees of ȽÁU,WELNEW / John Dean Provincial Park (pronounced Tlay-will-nook)
8. Popular Hikes posted on the reverse side of the information shelter, (2 signs showing 4 hikes)
- Illahie Loop and Skipper’s Path & Woodward and Fern Dell
- Surveyor’s and West Viewpoint & Woodward and West Viewpoint
9. Map Sign - new map sign posted on the front side of the information shelter
10. Welcome Sign - new welcome to the park sing posted on the front side of the information shelter
The Common Fungi gallery presents 42 photos of the more than 300 species of fungi that can be found in the forest. Expertise on fungi has been provided by Bryce Kendrick, an accomplished mycologist who has studied fungi for more than 50 years. He has written a textbook on the subject, The Fifth Kingdom. A wealth of information about fungi is available at www.mycolog.com.
The Meadow Flowers and Woodland Flowers galleries present 60 photos of the many flowers that appear in the forest during spring and summer. Some of the 165 species of plants and 145 species of flowers that have been identified are very rare.