Mount Finlayson

Feature Type: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. ["Mount" preceding the name usually indicates that the feature is named after a person.]
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: E side of head of Finlayson Arm, Saanich Inlet, in Goldstream Provincial Park, Highland Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 48°28'58''N, 123°32'18''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92B/5

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