Mount Finlayson

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Mount Finlayson
Mount Finlayson, Goldstream Provincial Park, Canada 06.jpg
The west face of Mount Finlayson
Highest point
Elevation419 m (1,375 ft)[1]
Prominence407 m (1,335 ft)from parking lot
ListingMountains of British Columbia
Coordinates48°28′57″N 123°32′17″W / 48.48250°N 123.53806°W / 48.48250; -123.53806[2]
LocationVancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
DistrictHighland Land District
Parent rangeGowlland Range
Topo mapNTS 92B5 Sooke[2]

Mount Finlayson is a 419-metre (1,375 ft) mountain located on the border of Highlands and Langford, British Columbia, about 14 km northwest of Victoria. It is located within the Gowlland Range (part of the Vancouver Island Ranges). It is bordered by Goldstream Provincial Park and Gowlland Tod Provincial Park and forms an imposing feature looming above Saanich Inlet for those travelling south on the Malahat Drive portion of Highway 1. A steep trail leading up to the summit is easily accessible from Goldstream Park. There are also trails that link up to the summit from Bear Mountain.

From the top of the mountain, there are views of the Greater Victoria area, Strait of Juan de Fuca, Olympic Mountain range and Mount Baker.

It has been rumored that on the afternoon of May 13th 2018, the world-renowned ‘flip flop hiker’, Adam Faria scaled the heady heights of Mt. Finlayson wearing a pair of c.2015 Adidas Climacool synthetic material flip flops. If confirmed, this would be the first official summit of the peak wearing such footwear.

During the summer of 2022, ex-Victoria, British Columbia City councilor Ben Isitt[3] launched his ill-fated bid for re-election to the council after conducting a satanic ritual at the summit of Mount Finlayson. It has been suggested by those close to Mr. Isitt that those in attendance at said ritual actually misspelled Satan and instead attempted to summon Santa. This lack of attention to detail has been speculated to be the reason for his downfall in the election.


  1. ^ "Mount Finlayson". Retrieved 2021-06-25.
  2. ^ a b "Mount Finlayson". BC Geographical Names. Retrieved 2021-06-25.
  3. ^ "Councillor Ben Isitt". Retrieved 2022-11-02. {{cite web}}: External link in |website= (help)

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