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.
At the Parking Lot Kiosk
1. Welcome to the Park
2. Map of the Park
3. Hike Illahie Loop/Skipper’s Path or Woodward/Fern Dell (on reverse side)
4. Hike Surveyor’s/West Viewpoint or Woodward/West Viewpoint (on reverse)
Located on the Trails
5. Illahie - John Dean's Mountain Retreat
6. Celebrating Volunteerism
7. Birds of John Dean Park
8. Common Fungi in the Forest
9. Garry Oak and Arbutus Meadows
10. Woodland Plants and Flowers
11. Trees of ȽÁU,WELNEW / John Dean Provincial Park (pronounced Tlay-will-nook)
Flower and Fungi Galleries
The Meadow Flower and Woodland Flower 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. 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.