Travel in Canada
For cheap places to stay in Canada,
get "The Hostel Handbook".
It has the HI hostels (with the HI stamp of approval
and the HI rules, both pro and con)
plus a lot of independent hostels
(which tend to be much more fun):
The Hostel Handbook
722 St Nicholas Avenue
New York NY 10031
In Drumheller, AB, the Alexandria Hostel is an old hotel out of a Raymond Chandler novel. Right downtown, easy to find. C$ 13.65 for a bed in a shared room.
In Squilax, BC, along the Trans-Canadian highway, the Squilax General Store has three cabooses (cabeese?) out back. They rent bunks in them for C$ 12.50 a night. +1-250-675-2977.
The Kamloops, BC hostel is in the old courthouse, with a pool hall and reading room in the old main courtroom. C$ 14.50 for a bed in a shared room. +1-250-828-7991. Check out Surplus Herby's while you're in Kamloops.