This small park has a sunny, grassy meadow, suitable for picnics, next to the salmon wintering pond. The trail hugs the bank of Anderson Creek which is perhaps one of the most productive salmon creeks on the Sunshine Coast. Best times for viewing the spawning salmon (chum and coho) are from late September to late December. This damp gully has a growth of moss, fern covered rock bluffs, and huge moss-draped Big Leaf Maples.
John Daly Park
North of Pender Harbour. Turn west off Highway 101 onto Garden Bay Road. Exactly 1 km along this road turn left on Roosen Road. The park entrance is immediately on the left.
In 2017 shishalh Nation Elders Language group and the SCRD began a project to provide and/or translate SCRD park names into the shashishalhem (Sechelt language). John Daly Park is translated as ḵelx̱aminkwu.
The name ḵelx̱aminkwu was chosen by the shishalh Elders Language Group because of the productive salmon creeks that are located in the area.
Meaning: Place where the salmon spawn.