Seton Portage is a small town between Pemberton and Lilloet, one major valley north of the main road. It was a portage between Anderson and Seton Lakes on the route from the coast to the Interior during the Cariboo gold rush. Seton Lake is glacier-fed, so it has that almost opaque turquoise colour that comes from finely ground rock dust. Anderson Lake does not have glaciers, and is a clear dark greeny blue. The estuary where the short river from Anderson Lake flows into Seton Lake is full of life, a lot of it just starting up again on a warm weekend at the end of March.