About Maureen Hutchinson-Parker & John Parker
We have worked together since 1982 & Bought the Northern Lights in 1999
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!
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. 😃
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 Years. What an amazing time that was!
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
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