Beds in Jasper are not as expensive or elusive as in Banff, but still near unobtainable in late July and August. The Private Home Accommodation List (w stayinjasper.com) has rooms in around 120 private homes, at $75–150 for a double – contact the visitor centre or check the website for the latest availability. Most motels dot Connaught Drive on the eastern edge of town; prices drop sharply off-season. An often cheaper and more pleasant option are cabins, most only a few kilometres out of town. The four park-run campgrounds close to town and three local hostels all fill up promptly in summer, so bear in mind Icefields Parkway options. There are no accommodation or camping facilities at Maligne Lake, but two backcountry campgrounds ($14) on the lakeshore can be reached by canoe (get details from Jasper’s visitor centre).