Northern Lights Motel & Breakfast Wawa Ontario

Northern Lights Accommodations in Wawa Ontario

Rooms at the Northern Lights Motel & Breakfast

October 25, 2012 Wawa Disaster

Life is a Shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats - Voltaire

Check out the Wild Videos. Yes, that is our place, and the Trans Canada Highway, destroyed. The highway was closed for ONE WEEK causing all sorts of panic.





Martine Laberge's video footage from a helicopter

Thank Goodness we were Closed for the Season. It could have been so much worse (Always look at the Positive). The water was 1/2 way up the windows on our new 10-Room building (This building has been demolished)

Flood pic

News Articles about the Flood
Thunder Bay Chronicle "Storm swallows Wawa Business"
Sault Star -"Highway Like a River"
The Sudbury Star - "Wawa Sinkhole - Northern Lights Motel"
The Toronto Sun - "Wawa Tries to Recover"
May 26, 2013 - Mike Purvis interviewed John and Wrote an Update

The photo below made CTV's - 100 Photos that shaped Canada 2012

CTV's pic

(Those are laundry vehicles, not customer vehicles)


But... we are surrounded by boarded up Motels & Businesses. Let's face it, Northern Ontario IS a Disaster. This was just another day! lol!

At the time, no one, including us, thought our business would ever reopen. But we aren't Quitters. We have spent the past 18 months rebuilding what we have left.


Downsized big time!


The property damage is wild though.... blah... Hard to fix that!

Flood photo

We did build a road through the canyon to demolish the 10 room building, but.... It's still a disaster zone. :-(

Big mess

So yes, the place is TRASHED on the outside, but it's the inside that counts... Right?

Millette's General Contracting rebuilt the decks and main floors of the Chalets.

They renovated our Rooms that were not affected by the flood and are on high ground. Look at the beautiful new carpet and tiles ~

New carpet and tiles photo March 2014

New Tub Surrounds & fixtures...

Shower Fixtures

I always post new pics and info on Facebook. Facebook likers get to request Free Upgrades when booking a room online!

Our Chalets - 3 Bedrooms

Our Free Breakfast

Location of the Wawa Northern Lights Motel

About Mo and John

Our Flood Disaster Wawa October 25, 2012

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