Residents

The City of Pembroke strives to maintain a superb quality of life for its residents. From publicly maintained sports and recreational facilities to programs and services aimed at ensuring health and wellness you’ll find a wealth of resources that contribute to you and your family’s well-being.

If you would like to learn more about early settlement in Pembroke, check out the History of Pembroke pages.

This section contains information to help you plan and organize your daily activities. If there is additional information that you'd like to see here, please use the Customer Service Report located in the menu to submit your comments.

Festival Hall Seat Campaign

Donate to the Festival Hall Seat Campaign

Help us renovate Festival Hall Centre for the Performing Arts! The Festival Hall Seat Campaign is raising money to renovate the interior of the theatre, focused on the replacement of the seats.

The Festival Hall Seat Campaign will allow individuals, businesses, or organizations to sponsor a seat within the theatre for $150. This sponsorship is eligible for a charitable tax receipt and can be made online or at the municipal offices of the City of Pembroke, Town of Petawawa, or Township of Laurentian Valley. All funds raised through the campaign will go towards renovations at Festival Hall.

Full sponsorship packages with further options are available for interested individuals, businesses, and organizations by contacting the City of Pembroke at [email protected].

Move to Pembroke

With a population of 14,000, Pembroke is the place where everyone can thrive. Perfectly located in the heart of the Ottawa Valley, our community shares a growing economy with the natural landscape that make people proud to call Canada home.

Whether you are looking to find your forever home, grow your business, or a community to slow down and focus on what you love, Pembroke is ready to welcome you.

Our city is 1.5 hours from our nation’s capital, and a 30-minute drive from the vast Algonquin Park, making it a perfect harmony of urban and rural.

 Discover what Pembroke has to offer!

COVID-19 Updates

The City of Pembroke is continuing to monitor the situation regarding the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with the guidance of government and healthcare professionals across the province and the country. Throughout this situation, the City’s goal is to safeguard the continuity of Pembroke services that support the safety and well-being of our residents while ensuring the health and safety of our employees.

All City of Pembroke offices are open. Members of the public are encouraged to continue contacting City of Pembroke staff by email and telephone where possible. When visiting in-person it is strongly recommended that individuals call ahead and book an appointment with City staff. All offices have posted entry guidelines including wearing a mask, passing a health screening self-assessment, maximum occupancy, and the use of hand sanitizer.

Pembroke and Area Community Centre (Pem Ice II), Pembroke Memorial Centre, and Kinsmen Pool are currently closed to the public.

City staff will continue to be available by phone and email. To speak to a staff member, please call 613-735-6821 or email [email protected] between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Residents can continue to livestream council meetings on the City’s YouTube Channel or by watching YourTV.

If you have health questions regarding COVID-19, please refer to the Renfrew County & District Health Unit's COVID-19 website, call the Health Unit at 613-735-8654, or contact Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000. For information on COVID-19 vaccine distribution, please visit the Renfrew County & District Health Unit Immunization website. 

To receive email updates on changes made to the City's website (including the updates to this page), please subscribe to our website mailing. During the pandemic, updates will be emailed once per day.

Pembroke Community Guide

The Pembroke Community Guide includes information for residents and visitors to Pembroke. If you require an alternate format or communication supports for this document please contact City Hall at 1 Pembroke Street East or (613) 735-6821 or [email protected]

pdf file iconPembroke Community Guide
Updated July 2018.
Pembi Colouring Page

A downloadable colouring page of Pembroke's mascot, Pembi the moose!

Civic and Youth Awards

The City of Pembroke is proud to recognize and celebrate leadership, personal civic commitment, and engagement in several aspects of the community. The Civic and Youth Awards honours members of the community who demonstrate outstanding civic accomplishments.

Healthcare and Long-Term Care
Healthcare and Long-Term Care

Find out a range of information on healthcare and long-term care options in Pembroke.

Indigenous Resources

Find resources and information for Indigenous residents and visitors in a variety of categories, including education, employment, events, funding opportunities, healthcare, legal services, recreation, social programs, and more.

Keeping Pembroke Beautiful
Keeping Pembroke Beautiful

The City of Pembroke participated actively in Communities In Bloom between 1998 and 2014. It is an international beautification and environmental awareness program that provides information and education in order to instill civic pride and community appreciation of our surroundings. The program uses a holistic approach to community development that stresses community involvement. Having won the international competition in 2013, Keeping Pembroke Beautiful now encourages the municipal government, residents, businesses, institutions, and community organizations to sustain the successes that have been acheived.

pdf file icon93 Reasons to Garden
The benefits of a life time of gardening abound for local resident, Lola Johnson!
pdf file iconThe Pembroke Waterfront
This beautiful waterfront park received the National Best Land Reclamation Award sponsored by Butchart Gardens in 2010.
pdf file icon2012 Pembroke Communities in Bloom: The Journey Continues
The documentation of the community's efforts throughout 2012 prepared for the international Communities in Bloom competition.
pdf file iconTrees in Pembroke
Pembroke is blessed with a beautiful urban forest, and local forester Robin Cunningham describes most of the common species found here, as well as some of the outstanding specimen trees we have in our city.
pdf file iconAdopt-A-Street Program
Join the Adopt-A-Street Program and adopt a street, park, flower beds or your favourite part of the City!
Pembroke Public Library
Pembroke Public Library

Find everything you are looking for at Pembroke Public Library!

Our collection includes books, movies, historical resources and an impressive digital collection.  Access to the internet and programs for both children and adults are just some of the exceptional services we provide.

There is always something to do and everyone is welcome!  Come and visit us soon at 237 Victoria St. in Pembroke.

Seniors
Seniors
For further information concerning health system navigation and integration, please contact: Renfrew County Community Care Access Centre Phone: (613) 732-7007 Renfrew County Senior Games Pembroke 50+ Active Living Centre Inc. 42 Renfrew...
Snow Angels
What is Snow Angels? Snow Angels is a tool to connect those in need of assistance with shovelling snow to those who are willing and able to do it. If you have any questions about how the program works, see the Snow Angels FAQ here. How can I...
Special Events
Special Events

The City of Pembroke's Recreation Department hosts a wide variety of special events for the public to enjoy!

Services francophones

En savoir plus sur les services francophones à Pembroke.

Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer Opportunities

Welcome to the City of Pembroke's Parks and Recreation Department's Volunteering Website. We are really glad you found us. Please click one of the links below to learn more about getting involved with our volunteer team.

Walking Trails
Walking Trails

The City of Pembroke is blessed with over 138 acres of beautiful green space and parkland for residents and visitors to enjoy. The Waterfront is home to the Kiwanis Way Waterfront Walking Trail and the Pembroke Marina. Other prominent parks in Pembroke include Coronation Park, Dunlop Park, Harvey Fraser Park, Kinsmen Park, Pansy Patch Park, Riverside Park, and Rotary Park (to name a few).

Waste Management
Waste Management

The City of Pembroke, along with surrounding municipalities, started a new collection program providing regular garbage, container and paper recycling and organic collection services to residential and some commercial establishments.

Garrison Petawawa
Garrison Petawawa

This page is dedicated to the military personnel at Garrison Petawawa. As your friends and neighbours, we appreciate your dedication to Canada, and your work building international peace that endures.