• Difficulty Easy
  • Time 0.5 hours
  • Round-Trip 1km
  • Elevation Gain 30 meters
  • Season May - November
  • Camping No
  • From Vancouver 4 hours
  • Public Transit No
  • Dog Friendly Yes

The Seton Lake Lookout is a short hike to a popular viewpoint that looks out to Seton Lake with a U-shaped portion of the Sea To Sky Highway in the foreground. The trail is located just south of the town of Lillooet, just off the Duffey Lake Road portion of the Sea To Sky Highway.

From the gravel parking area, carefully cross the Sea To Sky Highway to the path on the opposite side. Be very careful crossing the highway as vehicles are often traveling quickly through the downhill section.

Once on the other side of the highway, follow the trail along a flat section as it passes a few trees then nears a viewpoint on the left. Just beyond this viewpoint, the trail climbs quickly for a short distance until it meets a flat section, which appears to be an old dirt road.

Go left and follow the wide route as it gradually ascends until it reaches a rocky section. Climb up onto the rock, then follow the worn path up the slow, being careful of the drop-offs on each side. Once at the top, you have reached the scenic viewpoint where you can see the entire U-Shaped section of the highway as well as Seton Lake.

After enjoying the view, carefully make your way back down the rocks and follow the trail back downhill. Go right and down the steep section, passing the view point on the right and returning to the highway.

How to get to Seton Lake Lookout

Estimated Driving Time from Vancouver
4 hours

The Seton Lake Lookout is located just south of the town of Lillooet along the Duffey Lake portion of the Sea To Sky Highway. It's a long drive from Vancouver, Whistler, and other major towns and is worth combining as part of a road trip through the region.

Driving from Vancouver, drive to Highway #1 and had westbound towards Horseshoe Bay. Just before Horseshoe Bay, merge onto Highway #99: the Sea To Sky Highway heading Northbound. Drive through the towns of Squamish, Whistler, and Pemberton.

When you reach the community of Mount Currie, turn right at the 3-way intersection to keep following Highway #99 north towards Lillooet. At this point, zero your odometer and drive for 84km. The drive along the Duffey Lake section of highway is a very scenic route.

After descending along the highway and as you approach the 84kms, there is a large gravel parking area on the left. It is not recommended to turn left as there is a double line and highway traffic travels quickly along this section. Instead, take note of this parking area and drive an extra 2-minutes to the BC Hydro Seton Lake Campground area and turn around there. Drive back along the highway and turn right into the parking area.

The trail begins on the other side of the highway where a gravel path is visible between the trees.

View a map of Driving directions to Seton Lake Lookout.

Traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the St̓át̓imc Tmicw (St'at'imc), Dënéndeh and Tŝilhqot’in Nen.
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Additional Info

Camping at Seton Lake Lookout

Camping is not permitted at Seton Lake Lookout.

Dogs at Seton Lake Lookout

Dogs are allowed on the Seton Lake Lookout Trail, however there are steep cliff sections, so ensure to keep your dog on a leash and close.

Toilets at Seton Lake Lookout

No toilet facilities are located along the route to the Seton Lake Lookout.

Dogs, Toilets and Camping

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