Portage, BC, Canada is a small recreation village
tucked away in a forested valley, surrounded by mountains, lakes,
creeks and wildlife. The village, itself, rests in between two
lakes - Carpenter and Anderson
Lakes. It was not always this way. At one time, the two lakes
acted as one large 45 kilometre lake until a landslide separated
the lake in two.
The small village is situated on Seton Lake. A
row of residential homes fronts the lake leading to the village
centre where there is a restaurant, motel, pub and a general store.
In the back country hills are a few adventure resorts, many of
which are very self contained and self reliant. Some resorts specialize
in fishing, off roading and relaxing in the summer and then, switch
gears in the winter and focus on snowmobiling, heli skiing and
cross country skiing.
Prepare well as summers are busy attracting many
to the area for hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, off roading,
fishing, canoeing, kayaking,swimming, water skiing, jet skiing
and horseback riding. And being that Seton Portage is surrounded
by mountains and glaciers the winter season is also active.
The wilderness region around Seton Portage consists
of large lakes and many creeks. All are surrounded by mountain
vistas. All seem to be connected by a massive network of gravel
roads and hiking trails. The most popular lakes in the area include
Seton, Anderson and Carpenter Lakes. The lakes around the community
of Seton Portage provide a good fishing experience. Many of the
lakes are stocked regularly rainbow trout and Dolly Varden.
Some of the hiking trails in the area to consider
exploring include the Seton Ridge, Nosebag Mountain and the Viera
Creek Trails. At all times when exploring the lakes and trails,
in and around, Seton Portage please respect and be aware of the
wildlife. The mountains, forest , lakes and creeks all are home
to wildlife also including mule deer, moose, Black Bear, bighorn
sheep and mountain goats.
Get to Seton Portage: From
Lillooet travel along 25 km west of the town of Lillooet. Travel
along the Bridge River Road located north of the community of
Lillooet, BC for approximately 31 kilometres. While traveling
Bridge River Road before Moha and just after Antoine Creek, is
Horseshoe Bend and Mission Mountain Road. Continue on Mission
Mountain Road to the eastern tip of Carpenter Lake near the Terzaghi
Dam. Continue south over some switchbacks to Seton Lake and Seton
Contact information for
the local Seton Portage community accommodations, tours, guides,
activities, campgrounds, golf courses, attractions, realtors,
etc. are posted under the community links listed to your