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In Port aux Basques

About a half-dozen hotels and B&Bs offer no-frills shelter to travelers at Port aux Basques. The two biggest are Hotel Port aux Basques, Route 1 (tel. 877/695-2171 or 709/695-2171; www.hotelpab.com), and St. Christopher's Hotel, Caribou Road (tel. 800/563-4779 or 709/695-3500; www.stchrishotel.com).

Both of these properties could be described as "budget modern," with their clean basic rooms and dated bedspread prints in architecturally undistinguished buildings. Both maintain around 50 rooms and a simple restaurant, and both charge from around C$85 to about C$150 for a double. (Some rooms at Hotel Port aux Basques have small in-bath Jacuzzis, while some at St. Christopher's have full kitchens.) I'd give St. Christopher's a slight edge, since it's located on a high bluff with views of the town and harbor.

In Corner Brook

Corner Brook is home to several convenient chain motels. Popular choices include the simple Mamateek Inn, 64 Maple Valley Rd. (tel. 800/563-8600 or 709/639-8901; www.mamateekinn.ca) and the Greenwood Inn & Suites, 48 West St. (tel. 800/399-5381 or 709/634-5381; www.greenwoodcornerbrook.com), within walking distance of the city's best restaurant . The Greenwood Inn more resembles a business hotel with its fitness center, indoor swimming pool, and Wi-Fi in the lobby. Most double rooms cost from C$90 to C$120 per night at the two hotels (as high as C$195 for a suite at the Greenwood).

Camping is offered on the north banks of the Humber from mid-June through early September at Kinsmen Prince Edward Park (tel. 709/637-1580), which has 80 campsites spread along a bluff from which you can often spot osprey and bald eagles. Both fully serviced and nonserviced sites are available, for C$18 to C$23 per night; if you're a car camper or nature enthusiast, note that the park also avails and markets itself to RVs, so you can expect a small parade of big rigs on the grounds. To find the park, exit the Trans-Canada Highway at Marble Mountain and follow Route 440 until you see the signs -- about 10 minutes' drive from downtown.

In Deer Lake

In addition to the motel listed, Blow Me Down Provincial Park (tel. 709/681-2430) has 28 forested campsites for C$15 per night.

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.