Where to Stay

You can find places to stay through your favourite search site or use the links below to find local accommodations in the communities where we have stopovers during Targa Newfoundland. Though the event is held in the shoulder season, booking early is advised, especially for smaller communities that don’t have as many options. 

Brigus is timed such that no one can make the time so whoever is quickest through Brigus is going to win.

– John Hume Sr. 

St. John’s – Targa Event Centre – Holiday Inn 

Accommodations ⋆ Destination St. John’s (destinationstjohns.com) 

Clarenville – Targa Event Centre – Quality Hotel

Accommodations | The Town of Clarenville | Real Life Potential 

Gander – Targa Event Centre – Comfort Inn 

Accommodations | Town of Gander (gandercanada.com) 

Accommodation Options  

The 2024 Race the Rock Route is, as the song says, “a long and winding road”. Listed below are some of the major hotels, motels and guest properties located along the route. The highlighted ones are where the Targa Headquarters will be located during the overnight stays in the three major communities on the route: St. John’s, Gander, and Clarenville. We have set out a variety of locations in the areas to provide options for our guests. Links and telephone numbers are below. You may also wish to search online for bed and breakfasts and Airbnbs. 

ST. JOHN’S AREA (St. John’s) — evenings of Course Familiarization Program, Prologue and Leg One; Vehicle overnight – St. John’s  

PLACENTIA BAY AREA (Placentia) — evening of Leg Two

Vehicle overnight – Gander 

NOTRE DAME BAY AREA (Gander) — evening of Leg Three

Vehicle overnight – Gander  

BONAVISTA BAY AREA (Eastport Peninsula) — evening of Leg Four

Vehicle overnight – Clarenville

TRINITY BAY AREA (Clarenville) — evening of Leg Five

Vehicle overnight – Clarenville 


CONCEPTION BAY AREA (see St. John’s) — evening of Leg Six

Vehicle overnight – St. John’s