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Mount Finlayson - Mount Finlayson

Mount Finlayson hiking

Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

By lydia.crawford

Mount Finlayson Statistics

Distance

7 KM

Estimated Time

2 hours

What are the activities at Mount Finlayson ?

Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Mount Finlayson?

The Mount Finlayson trail is a moderate hike that rewards hikers with stunning views of Victoria and the surrounding area. The hike begins at the parking lot and winds its way up through a forest of Douglas fir and Western red cedar. After about 45 minutes, the trail emerges from the forest and hikers are rewarded with a view of the Saanich Inlet and the Gulf Islands. The trail continues to climb up to the summit of Mount Finlayson, where hikers are treated to 360-degree views of Victoria, the Saanich Peninsula, and the Olympic Mountains. The hike back down is just as rewarding as the hike up, and takes about 2 hours.


What are the services on site?

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
-123.5386111
48.4827777

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Starting Point

The Mount Finlayson trails are located in Goldstream Provincial Park, which is about a 30 minute drive from Victoria. From Victoria, take the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy 1) west to the exit for Mill Bay/Malahat Drive. Follow Malahat Drive for about 25 minutes until you reach the park entrance on your left.

Why visit Mount Finlayson

The Mount Finlayson trail is a moderate hike that rewards hikers with stunning views of Victoria and the surrounding area. The summit of Mount Finlayson is 885 metres high, and offers 360-degree views of the Saanich Peninsula, the Gulf Islands, and the Coast Mountains. The hike to the summit is about 4.5 kilometres long, and takes about 2.5 hours to complete. The trail is well-marked and relatively easy to follow, but there are a few steep sections.

Is Mount Finlayson in British Columbia a good place for the whole family?

There is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on what the family is looking for in a vacation spot. Mount Finlayson is a great place for hikers and nature lovers, as there are plenty of trails to explore and beautiful views to take in. However, if the family is looking for a more action-packed vacation, Mount Finlayson may not be the best option.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Mount Finlayson are hiking and camping. There are also great views of the area from the summit.

1. Hiking - The trails at Mount Finlayson offer beautiful views of the surrounding area. There are a variety of trails to choose from, so everyone can find the perfect hike for them.

2. Wildlife Viewing - This area is home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, bears, and eagles. Visitors can enjoy watching these animals in their natural habitat.

3. Picnicking - There are several areas near Mount Finlayson that are perfect for picnics. Visitors can enjoy the fresh air and beautiful scenery while they eat.

4. Camping - There are several campsites near Mount Finlayson that offer visitors a chance to enjoy the great outdoors. Visitors can enjoy hiking, fishing, and swimming in the nearby lakes and rivers.

Where to eat?

1. The Wild Garlic Grill - A hidden gem in the heart of the forest, this restaurant serves up fresh, local cuisine in a beautiful setting.

2. The Tree House Cafe - Tucked away in the trees, this cafe offers a unique dining experience with stunning views of the surrounding forest.

3. The Bamboo Hut - A hidden oasis in the city, this restaurant offers delicious Thai food in a peaceful and relaxing setting.

4. The Gourmet Garden - A hidden treasure in the heart of the city, this restaurant offers fresh and healthy cuisine in a beautiful setting.

5. The Secret Garden - A hidden gem in the heart of the city, this restaurant offers a unique and intimate dining experience with beautiful views of the surrounding gardens.

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

How long is the estimated climb?

2 hours

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No
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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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