About Maureen Hutchinson-Parker & John Parker

We have worked together since 1982 & Bought the Northern Lights in 1999

Mo & John at Bay Mills Casino, Dec 20, 2018
John Parker and Maureen Hutchinson Parker
1984 - John & Mo (Crazy Oiler Fans)

We open for our 20th Season on May 15th! 😁 We look forward to seeing all of our Wonderful Guests again very soon!

We have a combined 86 YEARS working in the Hospitality Industry, and when our Guests are Happy, WE are Happy!

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Thanks to our Awesome Guests, we’ve received many awards over the years.

Our First Tripadvisor Award – 2010

Shirley Mills wrote a nice article about it in the Sault Star. 

That award inspired me to paint our own Billboards. 😃


October 26, 2012 - Disaster Struck. We lost 3/4's of our Business in 2012 & the Business was closed for a Year.

We reopened with a "Mini Motel", and it took 5 Years to get our entrance back.

We weren't going anywhere! We LOVE this place, and our guests love it too. 😄💕

Wawa Disaster Northern Lights Motel

We close the Motel in Slow Season throughout winters. But we still live here. We renovate and enjoy the wildlife. Our property is a Wildlife Sanctuary and a bag of peanuts lasts us 2 Days! LOL!

We feed dozens of squirrels and hundreds of birds. I post tons of photos on Facebook

Here’s an 8 second video of Sweetie Peetie – Our oldest, tamest Forest Squirrel ❤️

How We Met

I grew up in Sault Ste Marie, ON, John grew up in the Toronto area. We both moved to Edmonton, and met in 1982 at the Convention Inn Hotel (Now the Delta Inn South). I worked at the Top of the Inn Dining Room for 20 Years. John, the Executive Chef of the Hotel worked there for 16 YearsWhat an amazing time that was! ❤️ 

We’ve been playing blackjack and collecting casino chips since 1986! 

We have quite a nice collection. Many of the Casinos we visited are now gone. 

Our Casino Chip Collection

We've been measuring Snow in Wawa since 2003 ⛄️🍺❄️

March 2019 – Because my Website is 20 YEARS old, I’ve run out of disc space and memory on my Web Server. I’m afraid to delete back-ups, logs, caches, temp files, etc.., and break my website (again). lol 

So I took drastic measures and deleted all Snow Cam pages. 

For Trail information visit The OFSC Website 

Wawa Northern Lights Snow Cam
Chica and the Canadian Snow Gauge

Cartoons, Crafts, Crazy Stories....

I had started my own Custom-Made-Cartoon Business back in 1993. But once we bought the Motel, I didn’t have time for Cartoons. 

I did manage to draw a few last year. Here’s a link to the Cartoon page, with a couple of Motel Stories. 😁

Our 20th Season begins May 15th. As always, we look forward to having you stay with us! 

Maureen & John  xxxooo