Grenfell Campus, Memorial University offers you a cozy, comfortable place to stay away from home while you visit and explore Western Newfoundland.
Whether you are here for a sports meet, a convention or travelling with your family, Grenfell Campus has an option for you that will meet your needs and your budget. We offer you a cozy, comfortable home away from home while you visit and explore Western Newfoundland. There are three types of accommodation for you to choose from.
Benefits of Staying on Campus
Minutes from downtown shopping, dining and outdoor fun
Blomidon Golf Course - 3 km away from Campus
Close to hiking trails and tourist attractions
Friendly staff who are here to make your stay memorable and enjoyable!
History to the present day
Grenfell Campus first opened its doors in 1975 as the Western Coast Regional College of Memorial University of Newfoundland. It wasn’t until 1979 that the college adopted its official name, honoring one of Newfoundland and Labrador’s most influential people. It is no surprise that the leaders of the college wished to name the institution after a man who was pivotal in the development of educational, social and medical infrastructure in northern and western Newfoundland.
Sir Wilfred Grenfell came from England in 1892 to investigate the lives of the people who fished "on the Labrador". He found poverty and destitution, and decided to change it. Through his tireless efforts – fund-raising, building hospitals, nursing stations, schools, and more – Dr. Grenfell enriched the lives of thousands of people.
In St. Anthony, a museum has been established in his original house, containing photographs and memorabilia of his life, and a statue in his honor stands in the town’s Grenfell Park. The hospital he constructed in 1924 still stands, and the International Grenfell Association, based in St. Anthony, continues his work.
Food and Drinks
The Residence Complex nightly rate includes a continental breakfast. Other types of accommodation do not include breakfast in the rate but it can be purchased for $8.95 + HST per person.
Are you a sport team or school group staying on campus? How about a pizza party or a BBQ after the winning game? Or a healthy breakfast before you start your big day? Grenfell Campus catering services can design a menu that fits both your schedule and your budget.
Grounds and gardens
Grenfell Campus is nestled in western Newfoundland’s scenic Humber Valley. It is located on the top of a hill in a very beautiful environment with lots of trees and natural beauty. If you are lucky you may even see a moose coming out of the woods to greet you!
There is an access to the Corner Brook Stream Trail System right on Campus. The trail, which covers more than 5 km, winds through the city, following the meandering Corner Brook Stream. It is groomed and has rest areas throughout the three diverse sections of the trail. The upstream section takes walkers through an exciting natural Gorge Area offering spectacular views. The sunset from this area is amazing!
There is a beautiful playground about one kilometer away from Campus accessible by the trail.
View the arts! Grenfell Campus Art Gallery is always showcasing interesting exhibitions. Please ask the front desk for the current exhibitions when visiting. Admission is free. Group tours can be arranged on request.
Gaze at the stars! Grenfell Campus is home to Atlantic Canada's largest telescope, a 0.60 m (24") reflector! While its primary functions are teaching and research, there are frequent viewing opportunities for the general public. Please inquire about the schedule for public tours at the front desk. Admission is free.
All accommodations include private bedrooms.
All accommodations include semi-private bathrooms.
On-site laundry facilities are available.
WiFi and local calls are free - Please ask for the username and password upon check-in
There is access to on-site recreational facilities (pool and gym) depending on schedule.
There is 24 hour on-call campus security.
Weekly and monthly rates available. Please inquire.
A discounted rate is available for students who wish to stay in the Arts & Science Residence Building. Please use the code STU2014 when booking. You will be asked to provide a student ID upon check-in.
Address: Grenfell Campus, 20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL, A2H 5G4, Canada
Check In: 3pm Check Out: 11am
How to Get Here
1.From the TCH, take Exit #5 onto Confederation Drive
2.Turn left onto West Valley Road and follow to the lights at O'Connell Drive
3.Turn left onto O'Connell and follow it past Margaret Bowater Park to the intersection at Mt. Bernard
4.Turn left at the lights (University Drive) and follow the road up to the University campus entrance
5.Follow University drive past the Arts and Science building and turn right at the back of the building into the General Parking Area (Lot 4). Follow the road to the Residence Complex which will be on your left (red roof) and take a left turn into the small parking area. Enter through the main entrance of the building to find the reception desk for our summer accommodations.
Parking is free for all visitors in the General Parking Area (P4)!
The closest airport is Deer Lake Airport. It is located 35 minutes away from Corner Brook by car. Shuttle taxis ($26) and regular taxis (about $60) are available at the airport.