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If you can't get into the recommended Telegraph Cove-area resorts and don't want to continue on to Port Hardy or Campbell River, try Port McNeill's 62-unit Haida-Way Motor Inn, 1817 Campbell Way (tel. 800/956-3373 or 250/956-3373; www.pmhotels.com), which rents rooms for C$105 in high season and offers on-premises restaurants and pubs. Just across the road is the new Black Bear Resort, 1812 Campbell Way (tel. 866/956-4900 or 250/956-4900; www.blackbearresort.net), which has rooms starting at C$140 double, which includes complimentary continental breakfast.

Oceanview Camping & Trailer Park, Alder Road, Alert Bay (tel. 250/974-5213; fax 250/974-5470), has a great view of the Johnstone Strait and nature trails that fan out from the 23 sites. Rates are C$14 to C$18. Full hookups, flush toilets, hot showers, a free boat launch, and boat tours make this a great deal. The 'Namgis Nation runs the Gwakawe Campground, Alert Bay (tel. 250/974-5274), where C$13 gets you a beachfront site and access to showers, laundry, water, and firewood.

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.