Premier Listings for John Dean Park
John Dean Park is located on Mount Newton, on the Saanich Peninsula of Vancouver Island. The mountain and the surrounding area feature prominently in the culture of the native people, and early descriptions of the mountain mention large rings of white stones placed there by the Saanich people.
Lau Welnew, as Mount Newton is known to the First Nations of the Saanich Peninsula, was the high point of land that enabled them to survive the Great Flood. Here Saanich ancestors were able to anchor their canoe using a giant cedar rope until the floodwaters subsided.
Lau Welnew was the first land available as the floodwaters receded. It is said that the fortunate may still be able to see the remains of the giant cedar anchor rope at the top of Mount Newton..if you know where to look.