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.
All City of Pembroke offices are open. Members of the public are encouraged to continue contacting City of Pembroke staff by email and telephone where possible. When visiting in-person it is strongly recommended that individuals call ahead and book an appointment with City staff. All offices have posted entry guidelines including wearing a mask, passing a health screening self-assessment, maximum occupancy, and the use of hand sanitizer.
The Pembroke and Area Community Centre, Kinsmen Pool, and Pembroke Memorial Centre walking track were previously closed based on provincial direction. Playgrounds, The Rapids Skate Park, Rotary Park tennis courts, Kinsmen Park wading pool, and Kinsmen Park multi-purpose park are open. The Pembroke Marina and Riverside Park Campground (including beach and mini-putt) are open with regular operations and hours.
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.
Residents can continue to livestream council 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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