Welcome to the Heart of the Ottawa Valley

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.

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Pembi's Picks Newsletters

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Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture

Looking for something interesting to do in Pembroke? Here you'll find useful information for community choirs, dramatic groups, artists and special events.

Contact Us

City of Pembroke 1 Pembroke Street E Pembroke, ON K8A 3J5 Canada Phone : (613) 735-6821 Fax: (613) 735-3660

Cultural Map
Cultural Map

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!

This document establishes a framework for a Cultural Heritage Policy that the City of Pembroke has endorsed.
Explore the Ottawa Valley
Explore the Ottawa Valley
Visit the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association website and experience for yourself why the Ottawa Valley is an interesting and popular travel destination!
Find Us
Find Us

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.

Hockey Town Canada
The Pembroke Lumber Kings Reign Victorious at 2011 Royal Bank Cup
The Pembroke Lumber Kings celebrate after winning the National Junior A Championship in 2011.

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.

Museums & Heritage Tours
Museums & Heritage Tours

Click here to find information on Pembroke's interesting heritage museums or outdoor walking tours!

Outdoor Activities
Outdoor Activities

Pembroke and the surrounding region offer a host of outdoor activities in all seasons.

The Pembroke Mall

Enjoy a little bit of retail therapy.

Terry O'Neill Silver Stick Hockey Tournament

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.