Meet the Owners
In addition to running Chateau Norm, Norm and Lori are avid electric bike riders, and partners in HOMEGROWN ADVENTURES, an electric fat-tire bicycle adventure tour company headquartered on Haida Gwaii. Guests of Chateau Norm can book a tour through www.HomegrownAdventures.ca and get a discount - ask us how!
Norm's other interests include running Norm's Toy Shop - an all purpose repair joint, sailing, cooking, and being a part-time paramedic. Lori runs Morale Consulting and works from home on a variety of human resource and business contracts.
By far the most fun members of the household are Maya (the beautiful white and black Border Collie/Pit Bull), Scout (our Husky/Shiba Inu), and Fritz the cat. They will greet you every day with enthusiasm and all three love cuddles.
Chateau Norm has been a labour of love for Norm and Lori, sprinkled liberally with years of renovations. They both enjoy sharing what they have come to think of as a grown up summer camp with their guests.
The couple is active in the local community and often volunteer to help out at events. They point out that being multi-vocational is just a way of life on Haida Gwaii. People are willing to rely on one another and this creates a communal atmosphere that is inclusive and fun. "We feel lucky there are so many opportunities for socialization on island."
HAIDA GWAII - A little bit farther, but a whole lot more!