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Recreation

Office located at: Pembroke Memorial Centre 393 Pembroke St W

Memorial Cenotaph Park

Memorial Cenotaph Park is Pembroke's war memorial to all Canadian service men and women who have served and died in WWI, WWII, The Korean War...

Pembroke & Area Community Centre

Known as Pem Ice II, this facility is the second indoor ice surface in Pembroke and is primarily used by the Minor Sport organizations. Built in...

Public Skating

What better way to celebrate winter than hitting the ice with friends and family?

RAINBARREL SALERAINBARREL SALE - Only $65.00 - No Limit sponsored by the Kinette Club of Pembroke
Annual Pembroke Old Time Fiddle & Step Dancing Championships

Click here to be taken to the official Annual Pembroke Old Time Fiddle and Step Dancing Championships website!

Giant 4 Hand Euchre TournamentGiant 4 hand Euchre Tournament
Maps

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Pembroke Memorial Centre

“The most impressive facility of its’ kind” between North Bay and Ottawa, the P.M.C. has a rich history and captures the...

Parks & Facilities

The Parks & Facilities Section maintains approximately 200 acres of passive and active parklands. Staff is responsible for grass cutting,...

ExploreNestled 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...
Site SelectionWelcome to the heart of the Ottawa Valley and the largest regional centre between Ottawa and North Bay in Eastern Ontario. In this section you will...
Hockey TownPembroke has been officially designated Canada's 'Hockeytown'. With three native sons inducted to Hockey's Hall of Fame, Harry Cameron, Frank Nighbor...
Welcome to Fiddle Week!

Take in some Old Time Step Dancing and Fiddling at Fiddle Park during the week leading up to Labour Day, when thousands of dancers, fiddlers and...

LocationThe City of Pembroke, with an established industrial sector, is the largest commercial service centre between Ottawa and North Bay. Centrally located...
Find UsThe City of Pembroke, with an established industrial sector, is the largest commercial service centre between Ottawa and North Bay. Centrally located...
Volunteer Opportunities

Welcome to the City of Pembroke 's Economic Development, Recreation and Tourism Department's Volunteering Website. We are really glad you...

Pembroke Fire Fighters Annual Chili-Fest

The Pembroke Professional Fire Fighters are hosting their annual Chili-fest from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 19th at Victoria Hall (2nd floor of...

Education

Pembroke's Education System incorporates facilities within two publicly funded primary and secondary school systems: The Renfrew County...

Our Top Ten Hockey PioneersCheck out the interesting history of some of Pembroke's most prominent hockey pioneers.
Recreation & Tourism

The Recreation and Tourism Department oversees the planning and implementation of  recreation programs,...

UtilitiesThis Section of the Operations Department is responsible for the Water Purification Plant and the Pollution Control Centre.
Stone Fence Theatre

Dessert Theatre at Miramichi Lodge featuring the Stone Fence Theatre's only Pembroke performance.

Cultural HeritageNestled on the shores of the mighty Ottawa River, the pretty little city of Pembroke, Ontario was first settled in 1828 and formally established as...
Social ServicesPembroke has a wide range of social service organizations to meet the needs of the broader Upper Ottawa Valley region. Offices for most of the major...
Health Care ServicesAs the largest community between Ottawa and North Bay, Pembroke is a regional service centre, with numerous health care facilities to serve the...
MayorWelcome to Pembroke! The Heart of the Ottawa Valley ... Thank you for visiting our website. What would make me even happier is to have...
Social ServicesPembroke has a wide range of social service organizations to meet the needs of the broader Upper Ottawa Valley region. Offices for most of the major...
Economic DevelopmentAn encouraging economic development strategy and a formal Business Retention and Expansion program serve to welcome new companies to the area. The...
Shopping

Enjoy a little bit of retail therapy.

Murray L Moore Hydro Museum

The Pembroke Hydro Museum is housed in the original diesel room of the Pembroke Electric Light Co. Ltd. It contains original light fixtures and...

Election 2014

The Next Municipal Election is Monday, October 27, 2014.  Alternative Voting begins at 8:00 a.m. on October 20th to 8:00 p.m. on Election...

Recreation and EventsPembroke is a four season community with a wealth of activities for young and old alike.
Canoeing & Kayaking & Whitewater Rafting

The Ottawa River around Pembroke is home to the best white water rafting in North Eastern North America and tens of thousands of enthusiasts visit...

Economic Overview

The City has experienced steady growth in building permit values over the past 5 years, with infrastructure renewal projects, Pembroke Regional...

Voting

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Motels/Hotels/Inns

A wide array of accomodation options to suit any need.

History of City HallBefore 1836, this outstanding City property on which the Pembroke City Hall stands, was Crown Land. During 1836 Phoebe Rockwood acquired 200 acres of...
RetailThe City of Pembroke and surrounding area has a central market population of approximately 73,000 within a 40km/25 mi. radius. Over the past five...
UtilitiesWith the recent restructuring of hydro utilities across Ontario, several utilities have amalgamated to form the Ottawa River Power Corporation. ORPC...
History of PembrokeThe City of Pembroke stands at the joining of the Ottawa and Muskrat rivers in the beautiful Ottawa Valley. The settlement was started by the cutting...
ResidentsThe City of Pembroke strives to maintain a superb quality of life for its residents. From publicly maintained sports and recreational facilities to...
Dance Party

Dance Party in support of the Boys and Girls Club of Pembroke at the Riverside Ball Diamond!

Coronation Park

Coronation Park was established in 1937 behind the Pembroke Armouries and beside the Muskrat River Across from City Hall to commemorate the...

Clubs and Organizations Directory

This information is provided to the City of Pembroke by the organizations. Any errors or omissions should be reported directly to the...

Waste ManagementThe City of Pembroke, along with surrounding municipalities, started a new collection program providing regular garbage, container and paper...
Communities In Bloom

Communities In Bloom is an international beautification and environmental awareness program that provides information and education in order to...

Festival HallThe regional showcase for local, regional, and national talent, Festival Hall is busy year round presenting exceptional entertainment to the Ottawa...
The Perfect Cup of TeaYou're invited to a Tea Seminar at the Pembroke Public Library. Relax and learn about different blends, brewing secrets and health benefits to...
Pembroke Symphony OrchestraJoin the orchestra and enjoy the sounds of strings, violin, viola, cello, winds and percussion. Review our web site and get ready for concerts held...
Valley Arts CouncilThe Valley Arts Council office is located at Festival Hall in Pembroke. Office hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. VAC...
Healthcare

The Healthy Community Partnership web site describes activities in Renfrew County aimed at reducing heart disease by promoting smoke free living,...

Games Night at the Pembroke LibraryGames Night at the Pembroke Public Library! Drop-in every Wednesday night in August from 6:00pm-9:00pm and play our collection of board games. Come...
Pembroke Public LibraryAre you looking for a specific book, magazine, talking book, CD, or movie? Would you like to surf the Internet? - or are you just looking for a...
Kinsmen Park

Home of the Kinsmen Pool, the park is located on Herbert Street. Facilities include a ball field, the little tykes ball field, beautiful open...

Pansy Patch Park

Often called the “jewel” of the City, Pansy Patch Park is a 10 acre island park in the heart of Pembroke. Accessed by Dickson Street...

Rotary Park

Located on the corner of James and Mary Streets in Pembroke, Rotary Park is a very busy neighborhood park. Through the generous support of the...

Computer Classes at tthe Pembroke Public LibraryComputer Classes at the Pembroke Public Library! Come to learn the basics of your computer with the following courses -Introduction to...
Pembroke Marina
Pembroke Heritage Murals Souvenirs* Package of 33 Pembroke Heritage Mural Postcards (Complete Set) * Pembroke's Swallows, Ltd Edition, signed and numbered by Neil Blackwell,...
Valley Heritage Celebration and Open House

Join us on September 28th from 1-4pm at Chartwell Pembroke Heritage & Pinewood Retirement Residences. We will be celebration Heritage in the...

Top Docs: Movie Night at the Pembroke Public LibraryTop Docs at the Pembroke Public Library. Movie Night! Come join us Monday Night in July from 6:30pm to 8:30pm for a relaxing evening of...
Story Time with Goofy the Therapy Dog at the Pembroke Public LibraryFurry Tales Story Time with Goofy the Therapy Dog at the Pembroke Public Library. Join us in this group Story Time where each child has a chance to...
Zoning and PlanningNew policies for future planning and development of industrial land are established within the Official Plan of the City of Pembroke. The Official...
Site Plan ControlGenerally, the main purpose for using site plan control is to achieve some control on the design, layout and/or features of a specific proposed...
Court FacilitiesPembroke was established as the County Seat in 1864 and maintains that role today in the offices of the new historic Renfrew County Court House.
Protective ServicesAs of July 6th, 2013 The City of Pembroke is protected by the Ontario Provincial Police. The OPP are responsible for enforcing both federal and...
Quality of LifeThe City of Pembroke strives to maintain a superb quality of life for its residents. From publicly maintained sports and recreational facilities to...
Taxes and IncentivesAs in all municipalities throughout Ontario, the majority of operating finances collected by the City of Pembroke are dependent upon the annual taxes...
Telecommunications

Pembroke is a “smart community”, with a fully redundant fibre optic ring around the City with frame relay services and an asynchronous...

Major Public/Private EmployersPembroke's state-of-the-art telecommunications network, proximity to the national capital region, and location along the Trans Canada Highway have...
HousingFrom large, single family homes to condominium apartments, duplexes and townhouses, Pembroke has affordable housing in every possible architectural...
ClimatePembroke’s climate, like that of much of central Ontario and southwestern Quebec, is noted for its four distinct seasons. The warm, wet...
Market Access/Transportation

Pembroke and Area Airport is just 10 km from downtown and is one of the most advanced regional terminals in Canada. A 5000 ft. runway accommodates...

Community ProfileThe Community Profile demographic information is provided by the Government of Ontario.
Specialty Products/Manufacturing

Pembroke’s manufacturing sector benefits a great deal from its direct access to Canada’s major domestic trading market. The combined...

Competitive Advantages

The City of Pembroke has been aggressively pursuing new investment into the community, while at the same time, ensuring that existing businesses...

Pembroke History Tour AdventuresLooking for a great summer evening adventure? Hosting visitors to town? Want a great date night that both of you will really enjoy and remember for a...
Youth & Children

The City of Pembroke is more than equipped to provide child care during work hours.

Shamrock Park

This downtown parkette is a year-round gathering place as well as a site for live music, lunch time picnics and special events organized by the...

Soccer

Information regarding the soccer fields and programs in the City of Pembroke

Carefor Christmas Craft Fair

Carefor Christmas Craft Fair Sunday Nov 2, 2014 10am-3pm Pembroke Civic Complex- 425 Cecelia St. Pembroke, ON. FREE Admission. Vendor Tables $12...

75th Anniversary Event

Celebrating 75 years In Renfrew County

Pembroke Fire Department Open House

The Pembroke Fire Department is holding their annual Fire Prevention Week Open House and Charity BBQ on Sat., Oct. 4th, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 2...

Design a Program for the Pembroke Public Library

The Pembroke Public Library is asking you what events and programs you'd like to see brought to the library. Better still, do you have a...

Pembroke MarinaNestled on the shores of the beautiful Ottawa River, the Pembroke Marina offers 100 seasonal and 3 visitor slips. Amenities include gasoline, oils,...
Pembroke History Tour AdventuresThe ‘Downtown Darkness’ tour – chilling and heartbreaking tales of downtown Pembroke, from its humble and raucous beginnings and high point as a...
Free School to Paid SchoolJoin us at the Pembroke Public Library for a series of Free lectures aimed at making the College and University experience a little less...
Restaurant DirectoryGuide to all of the dining possibilities in the City of Pembroke
Free Uturn ConcertCome out for a free evening of live music and a message of hope!
Baseball

Information regarding the baseball diamonds and programs in the City of Pembroke

Dunlop Park

Located next to the former home of the Hon. E. A. Dunlop, former Treasurer of Ontario (now Grey Gables, 353 Mackay Street). A pretty little gem...

IOF Parkette

Maintained by the International Order of Foresters, this parkette features the "Welcome to Pembroke" sign and contains multiple trees...

Red Cross Babysitters CourseIf you are between the ages of 11 and 15, looking to babysit or stay home alone, then this is the course for you!! The Red Cross Babysitters course...
Pembroke History Tour AdventuresWHAT DO CHANGES IN GRAVESTONES THROUGH THE DECADES AND CENTURIES TELL US ABOUT OUR HISTORY? HOW DO GRAVESTONES DIFFER ACCORDING TO CLASS AND WEALTH,...
The Art of Living Without Pests: Pest Control SeminarJoin us Monday, June 2 at 2:00 p.m. at the Pembroke Public Library as a representative from Coutts Pest Control shows us how to enjoy our summer pest...
Book Launch at the Pembroke LibraryBook Launch at the Pembroke Library. Join us as author Dani Sheppard reads from her new fantasy novel, Twinkle Twinkle. Where:Pembroke...
UTURN: Live in HopeJoin us for free live music and a message of hope!
Waterfront Park

The City's Millenium Project focused on the complete redevelopment of the downtown waterfront, and while much of the work was completed in...

Pembroke History Tour AdventuresLooking for a great summer evening adventure? Hosting visitors to town? Want a great date night that both of you will really enjoy and remember for a...
Pembroke History Tour AdventuresLooking for a great summer evening adventure? Hosting visitors to town? Want a great date night that both of you will really enjoy and remember for a...
Free School to Paid School: A Series of Lectures at the Pembroke Public LibraryFree School to Paid School: CAN YOU HANDLE IT? Join us at the Pembroke Public Library for a series of free lectures that focus on making...
The City of Pembroke Parade and Flag Repatriation CeremonyThe Flag Repatriation Ceremony will be honouring the return of the City of Pembroke Flag that flew over the Canadian troops in Afghanistan during the...
City of Pembroke Business Registry

The By Law to establish the City of Pembroke Business Registry was passed by Council in May, 2012. All businesses within the City of Pembroke are...

Low Water Response Questionnaire For Data CollectionCity of Pembroke Residents/Ratepayers: Please fill out this form to report low water impacts. Please e-mail or fax the completed form back to...
Canada Day

Find out about the Canada Day Festivities hosted by the Recreation Department every July 1st.

City of Pembroke Drought & Fire NoticesUpdated Drought & Fire Notices for the City of Pembroke.
The Green Energy Act - Ontario Regulation 397/11A new regulation under the Green Energy Act requires public agencies, including municipalities to (1) Report annually on energy use and GHG emissions...
Pembroke History Tour AdventuresWHAT DO CHANGES IN GRAVESTONES THROUGH THE DECADES AND CENTURIES TELL US ABOUT OUR HISTORY? HOW DO GRAVESTONES DIFFER ACCORDING TO CLASS AND WEALTH,...
Frozen Party at the Pembroke Public LibraryFrozen Party at the Pembroke Public Library on Friday, July 18th at 3:00 pm. Join us for Frozen themed snacks, activities and see a special guest....
Magic Show with Specialist Chris Pillsworth at the Pembroke Public LibraryCome to the Pembroke Public Library on Friday, August 15th at 2:00 pm. to see the amazing Specialist Chris Pillsworth. Tickets cost $3.00 each. Get...
Perfectly Imperfect Parrot Show at the Pembroke Public LibraryDon't miss out on this fun show at the Pembroke Public Library. The Perfectly Imperfect Parrot show will be happening on Monday, July 14th at 2:00...
ParkettesQuaint little green spaces throughout the City of Pembroke.
Bereaved Families of Ontario Memory Gardens

This 1 acre sanctuary is managed by Bereaved Families of Ontario - Pembroke, and serves as a place to remember deceased loved ones and friends in...

Taking Steps Against Breast Cancer Pembroke

Taking Steps Against Breast Cancer October 4th Registration begins at 10am. Walk starts at 11am. 2km fundraising walk.Riverside Park.In the fight...

Pembroke Christmas Craft & Gift Show

On November 15 & 16, from 10:00 - 4:00 each day, the Travelodge Hotel at 900 Pembroke Street East will be the place to be! Those are the days...

DAI BASSET in CONCERT

Tickets $15 (plus HST) - Seniors $10 (plus HST) Reserve your tickets today for this fundraiser for our Fabulous Festival Hall. Call the Box Office...

Riverside Park

With its spacious, treed gathering areas, Pembroke's Riverside Park Campground is located within walking distance of the downtown. It boasts a...

DIY Night at the Pembroke Public Library

DIY Night at the Pembroke Public Library! Come and see as local craft makers, artisans and do-it yourselfers bring their unique abilities to this...

Pembroke History Tours

Step back in time with Pembroke's historical tours!

2013 International Judges' Evaluation of PembrokeInternational evaluation document contains judges comments and scores for each area of focus
2013 International Judges' Evaluation of PembrokeInternational evaluation document contains judges comments and scores for each area of focus
Decoding your Digital Camera: Digital Photography Workshop for BeginnersConfused by your camera? Capture your memories and learn the ins and outs of your digital camera at the Pembroke Public Library. Tuesday, June 24/14...
Algonquin College Night Classes

New and exciting evening classes and workshops at Algonquin College Waterfront Campus. Starting in September.

Pembroke History Tour AdventuresCOLD CASE FILES, MURDER, CONFESSION, JAIL BREAKS, GHOSTS, HANGINGS AND SO MUCH MORE...“As you follow the lantern of your costumed guide through the...
Facilities

The City of Pembroke has a wide variety of indoor and outdoor facilities available for using or booking!

Pembroke History Tour AdventuresWHAT DO CHANGES IN GRAVESTONES THROUGH THE DECADES AND CENTURIES TELL US ABOUT OUR HISTORY? HOW DO GRAVESTONES DIFFER ACCORDING TO CLASS AND WEALTH,...
Pembroke History Tour AdventuresThe ‘Downtown Darkness’ tour – chilling and heartbreaking tales of downtown Pembroke, from its humble and raucous beginnings and high point as a...
Pembroke Community ChoirPembroke Community Choir resumes practices at Wesley Community Church, 210 Renfrew Street, Pembroke. Practices start at 7:00 p.m. We welcome new...
Soup Sensations - SnoSpree"SOUP SENSATION" (Fundraising Event for First Step Options ) WHERE: St John's Lutheran Church 357 Miller...
Pembroke History Tour AdventuresWHAT DO CHANGES IN GRAVESTONES THROUGH THE DECADES AND CENTURIES TELL US ABOUT OUR HISTORY? HOW DO GRAVESTONES DIFFER ACCORDING TO CLASS AND WEALTH,...
M&M Meat Shops Charity BBQM&M Meat Shops welcomes you to the Annual Charity BBQ to raise funds to support Crohn's and Colitis Canada.
Paul Royter Comedy Hypnosis ShowThe Pembroke Civitan Club is sponsoring the return of the popular Paul Royter Comedy Hypnosis show on May 13th & 14th at the Fellowes High School...
Local Children's Author to visit the Pembroke Public LibrarySpecial Story Time with Hannah Grace at the Pembroke Public Library in the Children’s Department on May 14th 2014 at 10:30am.
Summer in February BBQ Cooking Demo at the Pembroke Public LibraryJoin Stephanie Bergsma, author if "Cooking For Life" for a summer in February BBQ cooking Demo at the Pembroke Public Library. Thursday, February 6th...
Author Visit at the Pembroke Public Library

Pembroke Public Library presents: T. Robert Fowler, speaking about his book: "Courage Rewarded: The Valour of Canadian Soldiers Under Fire...

Stress Management and the Art of Relaxation with Katrina Traikov, ND

Pembroke Public Library Presents: Stress management and the art of relaxation with Katrina Traikov, ND. Monday, October 20 at 6:30PM. Come learn...

Reading with Ronald McDonald at the Pembroke Public Library

Join Ronald McDonald at the library for an interactive story! Wednesday, October 29th at 6:30 pm in the lobby of the Pembroke Public Library.For...

Cooking for a Cause BBQ - Relay for LifeFood tastes better when it's in support of a worthy cause. Join us for an afternoon of fun as we help support the Canadian Cancer Society and Relay...
Performing Arts Groups

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

Santa Clause Parade

Come see Santa as he makes his way down Pembroke Street with a variety of beautiful floats!

Recreation Programs

The City of Pembroke has a wide variety of programs to take advantage of - from entertaining to instructional!

Waterfront Live!

Join us every evening in Summer at the Waterfront Amphitheatre for a wide variety of local talent!!!!!

Riverwalk Amphitheatre

Click here to learn about or book the 600 seat Riverwalk Amphitheatre at Waterfront Park!

Pembroke Kidney Walk

Join us for the annual Kidney Walk in support of the Kidney Foundation of Canada.

Pembroke Public Library's 100th Anniversary Celebration

The Pembroke Public Library invites you to celebrate its 100th Anniversary! Be a part of history and come make memories for the next 100 years....

Parking

Information on Pembroke's downtown parking and Parking Authority Department.

Backyard Barbeque at the Pembroke Public Library

You're invited to a community barbeque at the Pembroke Public Library! Where: Pembroke Public Library (Parking lot area) When: Saturday,...

Haunted Hallowe'en Fun Event

Come to the Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village on the evening of Saturday October 25th from 6:00-8:30 p.m. for some spooky fun!

Pembroke Community Forum

Your Community - Your Ideas. A new collaborative approach to community development and we need your ideas to make it happen!

Pembroke Skating Club Fall Session Registration

The Pembroke Skating Club is now accepting registrations for its 2014 Fall session which starts on September 6th.This session is open to all...

Ottawa River Power Customer Information Session

Ottawa River Power Corp. is hosting an information session to inform our customers of our utility's upcoming capital projects and rate...