Situated on the beautiful Ottawa River, Pembroke is a vibrant little city of 14,000 that is renowned as “The Heart of the Ottawa Valley”. Established in 1858, Pembroke was a bustling timber town during the early part of the 20th century, with huge log booms being floated down river towards the local sawmills. Today, there are still several companies connected to the forestry sector, as well as a growing number of companies associated with a knowledge-based economy and ecotourism.
We invite you to explore our websiteand all that we have to offer. Famous for its heritage murals, its love of hockey, and its beautiful natural setting, Pembroke is a wonderful community in which to invest, live, work, and play!
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.
Effective Thursday, April 8, 2021, we are in a provincewide state of emergency with a stay at home order.
All City of Pembroke offices are closed to the public. City staff will be working from home where possible. Essential visits will be accommodated by appointment only. Appointments with staff must be made prior to arriving at City offices. In support of the province’s stay at home order, limited appointments will be available supporting essential business only during this time. Appointments with city staff will require a health screening process in keeping with established public health guidelines.
City Hall, the Operations Department, the Parks and Recreation Department and the Fire Department are closed to the public. The Pembroke and Area Community Centre, Kinsmen Pool, and Pembroke Memorial Centre walking track were previously closed based on provincial direction. The Rapids Skate Park, Krista Johnson Fitness Grove, tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball diamonds, and soccer fields within the City remain closed in accordance with provincial direction.
Playgrounds in the City of Pembroke are open.
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.
Council will be meeting virtually and residents can livestream the 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.
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