Finlayson Arm

FINLAYSON ARM is a long, finger-like southern extension of SAANICH INLET north of VICTORIA. The forested shoreline is protected in GOLDSTREAM PROVINCIAL PARK at the head of the arm and Gowlland-Tod Provincial PARK (12.2 sq km) along its eastern side. BAMBERTON overlooks the entrance to the arm on the west side. It is named for the HBC trader Roderick FINLAYSON. During WWII it stood in for the coast of Norway during the filming of the Hollywood feature The Commandos Strike at Dawn.

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