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Red Shreds Bike and Board Shop, 95 S. First Ave. (tel. 250/398-7873; www.redshreds.com), offers a bounty of information on local hiking, mountain biking, and kayaking; bike and kayak rentals; and a number of specialty trail maps.

Fishing -- There are more than 8,000 lakes in the area, and as many streams and rivers. Stop by Harry's Sporting Supply, 615 Oliver St. (tel. 250/398-5959), to find out where the fish are biting.

White-Water Rafting -- The Chilko-Chilcotin-Fraser river system that runs from the Coast Mountains east is a major rafting destination, though not for the faint of heart or the unguided novice. Inquire at Red Shreds for information and rentals. Chilko River Expeditions, P.O. Box 4723, Williams Lake, BC V2G 2V7 (tel. 250/398-6711; www.chilkoriver.com), leads a variety of trips on the three rivers, including a 1-day trip on the Chilcotin for C$125 adults.

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.