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”.
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City of Pembroke 1 Pembroke Street E Pembroke, ON K8A 3J5 Canada Phone : (613) 735-6821 Fax: (613) 735-3660
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 Hockey Town Canada. With three native sons inducted to Hockey's Hall of Fame, Frank Nighbor, Harry Cameron, and Hugh Lehman, a storied Junior A franchise, and generations of young players coming to our city to play in the Terry O'Neill Regional Silver Stick Tournament, Pembroke is one of our country's great hockey hotbeds.
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Pembroke and the surrounding region offer a host of outdoor activities in all seasons.
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Each year, in late November and early December, Pembroke plays host to the International Silver Stick tournament, the largest tournament of its kind in North America.