Arts & Culture

The vibrant cultural community of the Ottawa Valley is inspired by our unique history and awesome natural beauty. Enjoy a performance or exhibit from traditional step dancing and fiddling to a symphony of sound, rustic wood carvings to provocative old paintings, light hearted musicals to contemplative drama - truly Canadian, truly unique.

The Sound of Pembroke

Listen to music that reflects the people, the spirit and the pride of Pembroke and the surrounding area on our very own Spotify playlist, The Sound of Pembroke!

Cultural Heritage
Superior Court House

Nestled on the shores of the mighty Ottawa River, the pretty little city of Pembroke, Ontario was first settled in 1828 and formally established as the County Seat 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.

pdf file iconCULTURAL HERITAGE POLICY FRAMEWORK
This documents outlines the important elements in a Municipal Cultural Framework to acknowledge the benefits of preserving and conserving our cultural assets. It was endorsed by the City of Pembroke in 2012.
Festival Hall
Festival Hall

Festival Hall seats 600 and is the biggest theatre performance venue in the Ottawa Valley. It is Pembroke's showcase for a wide variety of cultural events spotlighting both local and visiting talent. Music, theatre, dance, recitals and concerts for audiences of all ages reflect the rich cultural diversity of the Ottawa Valley.

Performing Arts Groups
Performing Arts Groups

A listing of local performance groups, both musical and theatrical!

Pembroke Heritage Murals
Pembroke Heritage Murals

Pembroke Heritage Murals celebrates this area's rich character and heritage through large-scale paintings on an ever-increasing number of our city's downtown walls, colourfully portraying a bygone era for the enjoyment of today's generation.