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 just finished our 19th Season at the Northern Lights Motel & Chalets!! 😁 We thank all of our wonderful guests for a Fantastic SEASON! 

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

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. 

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 lived for travelling and gambling, and have an awesome Casino Chip Collection.

Wawa Canadian Snow Gauge
This winter's Snow Gauge
Chica and the Canadian Snow Gauge
How the Snow Gauge Started
Wawa Northern Lights Snow Gauge Snowman
Snow Gauge 2017
Hotel Motel Cartoon

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 crazy Motel Stories. 😁

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

Maureen & John  xxxooo

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