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Biking -- Mayne is one of the best islands for cyclists. The rolling hills provide plenty of challenges, yet the terrain is considerably less mountainous than that of the other islands. For rentals, contact Mayne Island Kayaking, below.

Hiking -- The roads on Mayne are usually quiet enough that they can also serve as paths for hikers. Those looking for more solitude should consider Mount Parke Regional Park, off Fernhill Road in the center of the island. The park's best views reward those who take the 1-hour hike to Halliday Viewpoint.

Kayaking -- Mayne Island Kayaking (tel. 250/539-0439; www.kayakmayneisland.com), at Seal Beach in Miner's Bay, rents kayaks starting at C$28 for 2 hours, or C$48 for a full day. The company will drop off kayaks at any of six launching points on the island, and, if you get stranded, will even pick up kayaks (and too-weary kayakers) from other destinations.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.