Beds in Jasper are not as expensive or elusive as in Banff, but still near unobtainable in late July and August. The Jasper Home Accommodation Association (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 availability. Most motels dot Connaught Drive on the eastern edge of town; prices drop sharply in the off-season. Often cheaper and more pleasant are cabins 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).