|Mount Arrowsmith is the highest point on the southern half of Vancouver Island. The Canadian Pacific Railway built a lodge and trail at Cameron Lake, hoping it would become a destination like the Rockies. First ascent probably by indiginous people aeons ago. First recorded ascent by either John Mahoun in 1887 or James Fletcher and Edward Whymper in 1901. The Mundays first saw Mt. Waddington looking north from Mt. Arrowsmith.|
Name Notes: The peak was named after map makers Aaron Arrowsmith (1750-1823) and his nephew John Arrowsmith, who were cartographers. Aaron became famous for making a large chart of the world using Mercator projection, which showed all the explorations. And then in 1796, a famous map of North America. The name is sometimes seen mispelled Aerosmith, like the rock band, in tourist periodicals on the ferries.