Seton Lake, British Columbia
On all of our trips to the B.C. coast we have taken the exact same route via the Coquihalla Highway – which is beautiful, but on our most recent adventure to Whistler, B.C. we decided to switch it up. We drove the old Highway 99 on the Duffy Lake Road section. I couldn’t even believe we were in Canada anymore! We were driving right on the edges of mountain cliffs…so close that at some points if I took two steps out of the vehicle I would be tumbling down a cliff the size of a 80 story skyscraper, at least. We were surrounded by mountains, vineyards, and the sounds of happy birds.
While on our way home we decided to extend our drive and stop at all of the turnoffs we could. This allowed us to truly enjoy the beauty we were surrounded by. This lead us to Seton Lake.
Seton Lake is what I would envision paradise to be. The air is warm and the water is crystal clear – blue with glacier runoff. Birds are singing and the flowers blooming. Seton Lake is peaceful and serene. We spent half an hour walking around and breathing in the fresh mountain air, this was not enough. Over the summer we will be heading over to Vancouver Island again and you can guess where we will be stopping again! This time we will have our kayaks and spend more then just a few minutes at this little-known oasis.