Finlay Bay

Feature Type:Bay - Water area in an indentation of the shoreline of a sea, lake, or large river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: S side of entrance to Peace Reach Williston Lake, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 55°59'29''N, 123°47'16''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93O/13

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 10 June 1974 on 93O/13.

Source: BC place name cards, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.

"...harbour will be named Finlay Bay, and is at the end of the road into the region from the Hart Highway." (Victoria Daily Colonist 1 May 1965.)

Source: included with note

Created by the flooding of Williston Lake behind the WAC Bennett dam; bay will be formed when pondage reaches the 2200' contour. Peace Salvage Associated map, Novemer 1970, shows Finlay Forks (settlement) on the east side of the bay. Forest Engineering Branch advises in April 1974 that the settlement is no longer here, but a guide-outfitter has a residence on the east side, and the BC Forest Service has a camp and picnic site on the west side of the bay.

Source: BC place name cards, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.