BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Mount Finlayson
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Feature Types.
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Mount - Variation of Mountain: Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks. [if "Mount" precedes the name, usually indicates that the feature is named after a person.
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: E side of head of Finlayson Arm, Saanich Inlet, in Goldstream Provincial Park, Highland Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 48°28'58''N, 123°32'18''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 92B/5
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 10th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1911. Named in association with Finlayson Arm.
Source: BC place name cards, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.
This summit identified as "Leading Peak" on British Admiralty Chart #1911, 1862 et seq.
Source: BC place name cards, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.
After Roderick Finlayson of the Hudson's Bay Company. Born in Scotland in 1818; arrived in Victoria in 1843 and took charge of the Fort in 1844. In charge for many years, and was named Chief Factor [Chief Trader] in 1859. Member of the Legislative Assembly 1851-63. Retired in 1872 and died in Victoria in 1892.
Source: Provincial Archives' Place Names File ("the Harvey File") compiled 1945-1950 by A.G. Harvey from various sources, with subsequent additions