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.
*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* The Duty Free (before the International Bridge), Sault Ste Marie, Goulais Bay, Batchawana, & White River all have Beer/Liquor stores.
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). Lai’s Chinese Restaurant will deliver too. 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. We have Chips, Chocolate Bars, Soda Pop & Complimentary Ice (For drinks. We do not sell bags of 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. For other food options in Wawa, we have a Valumart Grocery Store with a take-out Deli. A 24 Hour Mac’s Convenience Store & a 24 Hour Tim Hortons.
Take a drive down Tremblay Road and make a “Circle Tour” before or after meals ~
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.
Typical walk in the Forest – Peanut was being Camera Shy…
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!
Remember Folks, just because we bought a Motel called “The Northern Lights” doesn’t mean that you will always see the Northern Lights here. LOL (I had to draw this cartoon)
Stop at the Wawa Visitor Centre and visit our Famous Wawa Goose
Here’s a photo of my Father visiting the Original Goose, holding my brother Rob, 1961 (This Original Goose is now beside Young’s General Store in Wawa)
Be sure to visit our area beaches, waterfalls and look-outs.
On your way to High Falls, stop at the Algoma Hildands Wild Blueberry Farm and Winery.
They sell – Wild Blueberry BBQ Sauce, Blueberry Syrup, Blueberry Jam, Blueberry Jalopeno Jam, Blueberry/Strawberry Butter….
I LOVE their Wild Blueberry Moose Radish!!
Here’s a link to their products and Gift Packages. http://algomahighlands.com/products/
Are you an Adrenaline Junkie? Be sure to Visit Gord and Russ at Jones Power Sports
Almost 2 decades ago, when we first bought the Motel, inukshuks lined the Trans Canada Highway in Northern Ontario. Beautifully made, perched on every Rock Cut, sending a “Happy Travels” message to everyone driving by.
Inukshuk, pronounced in-ook-shook, are stone monuments erected in the image of humans. One of their purposes was to communicate direction in the harsh and desolate Arctic. They were a tool for survival, and symbolic of the unselfish acts of a nomadic people – the Inuit – who built them as signposts to make the way easier and safer for those who followed.
So the next time you drive through Northern Ontario, find a Rock Cut and build your own!
Provincial Parks / Wawa Area Information / Links
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.
Here is a map, showing you our favourite “quick” stops while driving through Lake Superior Park
Lake Superior Park – 2017 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|
Lake Superior Park is a Piece of Heaven! Spend a few days with us, and drive into the park for a different Hiking/Swimming adventure each day. Click here for my Hiking Page
Potholes Provincial Park is 52 minutes away, towards Chapleau on Highway 101.
Check out the Wawa Webcams – Views of Lake Superior, Wawa Lake and a view from the Wawa Goose.
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.
Bear Hunting at Chalet 1
I drew this for our group of Bear Hunters staying in Chalet 1, August 2001 😀
How about a Fly-In, or Train-In Fishing Lodge out of White River? Check out Mar Mac Lodge!
Just email us if you have any questions. We are here to help! Mo & John