Nestled on the shores of the mighty Ottawa River, the pretty little city of Pembroke, Ontario was formally established in 1858. It was a rough and ready frontier spirit that first forged the town as it evolved into a bustling centre for the logging industry.
Evidence of this rich past can be found in the architecture of the historic homes, stores and churches in the downtown district. Today, much of that energetic drive still exists, and Pembroke is the largest regional service centre between Ottawa and North Bay. Situated on the beautiful Ottawa River, Pembroke is a vibrant little city that is renowned as “the heart of the Ottawa Valley”.
Discover the stunning beauty of the Ottawa Valley!
Take a flight with Ray Nash along the Ottawa River and enjoy the scenery that surrounds Pembroke.
Discover the unique cultural heritage of Pembroke and the Ottawa Valley. With over 900 tangible and intangible assets, you can now plan your day trips and visits around the area based on what interests you!
The City of Pembroke, with an established industrial sector, is the largest commercial service centre between Ottawa and North Bay. Centrally located and easily accessible, Pembroke is just 150 km northwest of Ottawa, Canada’s capital, and within a four hour drive of both Montreal (and the St. Lawrence Seaway), and Toronto, Ontario’s capital.
Pembroke has been officially designated Canada's 'Hockeytown'. With three native sons inducted to Hockey's Hall of Fame, Harry Cameron, Frank Nighbor and Hugh Lehman, Pembroke still remains a hockey hotbed.