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Accessibility information

Accessibility information is available for this park.

Picnic areas

This park has a day-use area with a parking lot, information shelter and a pit toilet. The park is blocked off by a gate, which is locked from dusk until 8am. This park is closed to vehicle traffic from November to March.

Pit or flush toilets
A pit toilet is located near the parking lot.
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ȽÁU,WELṈEW_/John Dean Park has approximately 6km of hiking trails, ranging from easy walks to more difficult hikes through beautiful old-growth douglas fir and garry oak ecosystems. A main park map is located at the information shelter, as well as trail maps at various points along the trail system. Portions of the trail system can be steep and are geared to more advanced hikers. Refer to park map for more information and routes.

Wildlife viewing

A viewing platform is located at pickles bluff and offers spectacular views out over the Saanich peninsula. This park also offers the opportunity to see old-growth douglas fir and garry oak trees and a variety of wildflowers in the spring.

Pets on leash

Pets and domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.


Bicycles must keep to roadways. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.

Please note that bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are not allowed on the trails within ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱/John Dean Park. E-bikes are restricted to park roads and areas where motorized use is permitted. The only exception to this policy will be for authorized and identified trail maintenance bikes conducting work on behalf of BC Parks.