Dining & Info

Wawa Restaurants, Scenic Points of Interest & Information 

The Northern Lights Motel & Chalets are located 8 kms West of the turn off to Wawa. We are beside the Northern Lights FORD Dealership. 


The town of Wawa

The town of Wawa on Gorgeous Wawa Lake – 8 minutes away

*Remember that Wawa’s Beer/Liquor Store Hours are very limited. Be sure to stop along the way to pick up alcohol if you are arriving after 6 PM most days and 4 PM Sundays*

Wawa Beer/Liquor Store Hours


Since we bought the Motel in 1999, Rural Towns, including Wawa, have lost an incredible amount of Restaurants (Hotels too), but there are still many wonderful places to dine in our area (10 minutes drive). Delivery options are available as well. We thank you for supporting our local businesses and are happy to supply you with their Breakfast and Dinner menus, along with a valuable map showing Wawa Restaurant locations and many Scenic Points of Interest.

Take a drive down Tremblay Road and make a “Circle Tour” before or after meals ~

Map of Wawa - Northern Lights Motel & Restaurants

The beaches, waterfalls and look-out are amazing!

Wawa Sandy Beach

Sandy Beach – 12 Minutes away

Wawa Silver Falls

Silver Falls – 15 minutes away

Wawa High Falls

Scenic High Falls – 15 minutes away

Wawa Goose Photo

Wawa Goose at the Tourist Information Centre – 6 minutes

Be sure to Visit Gord and Russ at  Jones Power Sports  

Jones Power Sports, Wawa

Are you up for a longer drive? Head to The Big Bear Restaurant in Hawk Junction. It’s a 30 minute drive. Treat yourself to a World Famous Teddy Burger..

Teddy Burger Hawk Junction

Big Bear’s Teddy Burger (Yum!)

Wawa Beer & Liquor Stores close early. To avoid disappointment, pick something up along the way. The Duty Free (before the International Bridge), Sault Ste Marie, Goulais Bay, Batchawana, & White River all have Beer/Liquor stores.

We have Chips, Chocolate Bars, Soda Pop & Complimentary Ice at the Front Desk.  Along with Frosty Mugs, Frozen Mugs, Corkscrews, & Wine Glasses (drinking wine out of a paper cup is just wrong). Plates and utensils are available too. AJ’s Pizza and Lai’s Chinese Restaurant both deliver. All Restaurant Menus are in the rooms and houses.

For other food options in Wawa, we have a Valumart Grocery Store with a take-out Deli. A 24 Hour Mac’s Convenience Store & Tim Hortons.

Great grounds at Wawa Hotel

Enjoy John’s Park!

We have 4 acres of wonderful wildlife that LOVE unsalted peanuts. You might be able to hand-feed our Chickadees, Squirrels and Chipmunks. Our backyard is all yours, with a trail to our barn & Henson Road.

Hand Feeding Chickadees at the Northern Lights in Wawa

Hand feeding the Dees – April 23, 2017

We have a huge pile of Wawa Area Core Samples from past Diamond Exploration. People LOVE them – Help Yourself!


Would you like to see the Northern Lights? 

Check out this website to check the activity level in the area. If you get a clear night, you might get lucky!

Northern Lights Forecast

Provincial Parks / Wawa Area Information / Links

Nature Cheaper than Therapy

The Provincial Parks & Wawa Area are AWESOME! The drive from Sault Ste Marie to Wawa, through Lake Superior Provincial Park, has such spectacular views, this drive is rated as one of Canada’s TOP 10 Drives.

Alona Bay Lake Superior

Alona Bay – Lake Superior


Here I am swimming in Superior, Old Woman Bay on Sept 26, 2015!! Wow!

Here is a map, showing you our favourite “quick” stops while driving  through Lake Superior Park (May 5 to October 22, 2017)

Northern Lights Motel Wawa Lake Superior Park Map

Lake Superior Park –  2016 FEES   www.lakesuperiorpark.ca 

Daily Vehicle Permit  $14.50/vehicle  May 5 – Oct 22
 0 – 2 hours  $5.25/vehicle  May 5 – Oct 22
 2 – 4 hours  $7.50/vehicle  May 5 – Oct 22
 Summer Vehicle Permit  $125.00/vehicle  May 5 – Oct 22

2017 Fees unavailable when I updated this page on Feb 14, 2017

Mo at Sinclair Cove Lake Superior Park

Here I am overlooking Sinclair Cove Lake Superior Park (Pictographs Boat Launch)

With many different hiking trails and options, Lake Superior Park is an Outdoorsman’s Haven! Spend a few days with us, and drive into the park for a different Hiking/Swimming adventure each day.

Potholes Provincial Park is 52 minutes away, towards Chapleau on Highway 101. Very interesting little place with great photo opportunities.

Potholes Provincial Park Northern Lights Motel

I’m looking down a Pothole (made by swirling rocks in the water), Potholes Provincial Park

The Wawa Webcams are up and running again!

Is golfing your thing? Wawa has a 9 hole golf course – 6 minutes away from the Northern Lights Motel. Visit their website ~ www.golfwawa.com

Want to see Wawa from Above? You can rent a Helicopter http://www.wildernesshelicopters.com/tourism.php

Do you have a boat and want to fish? The Magpie Reservoir is 8 Miles away and has a boat launch and spectacular Walleye & Northern Pike fishing.  Youngs General Store and Wawa’s Beach Front Trading Post have live bait & tackle – All your fishing needs.

Henson’s Road (Our Backyard) is an awesome road for ATVers or a 4×4. On June 17th we drove to the Dory River and caught a pic of this cute moose walking the road. 🙂

Wawa Moose

Moose walking on Henson’s Road

Looking for a Great B&B in Thunder Bay, Blind River or Ottawa/Montreal? Our friends have B&B’s in each location.

Tina’s Place on Lake Lauzon, near Blind River 

Mary’s Place in Thunder Bay – Country Cozy B&B 

Shirley’s Place in between Ottawa and Montreal – Abadin B&B

Our friend, Rick Dickson, is an Outfitter and his clients LOVE staying in our Chalets.

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.

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Wawa Flood Disaster Northern Lights Motel

Northern Lights Motel Snow Gauge

Mo and John's Chip Collection