John Newell Evans was a Welsh-born farmer and political figure in British Columbia.
He was born in Montgomeryshire, the son of James Evans, and was educated in Wales and in London.
He apprenticed with a dry goods merchant in London and then left for British Columbia in 1864.
He represented Cowichan from 1903 to 1907 as a Liberal. He worked at building roads in Victoria and, two years later, went to California, where he was involved in mining until 1870. Evans then settled in the Cowichan district, where he purchased a homestead.
Evans served as reeve for North Cowichan.
He was also president of the Cowichan Creamery Association. Evans was defeated when he ran for reelection in 1907 and 1909.