Welcome to the Heart of the Ottawa Valley

Ideally situated in the heart of the Ottawa Valley, Pembroke offers four seasons of endless opportunities for its residents. As the whitewater capital of Canada, the Ottawa River not only offers world-class rafting but also fishing, kayaking, boating, unspoiled beaches and breathtaking scenery found right in your backyard. Only minutes away is Algonquin Park where you can enjoy camping, canoeing, hiking, and the spectacular views this renowned Provincial Park has to offer. Throughout the winter residents can enjoy cross country and downhill skiing, hockey, snowmobiling, ice fishing and so much more! Conveniently situated, Pembroke is only 150 km north west of Ottawa, offering residents easy and fast access to the nation's capital and all the amenities the city has to offer. Whatever you enjoy, Pembroke and the surrounding region is a great area in which to live and raise a family.

Lifestyle and Recreation

The great outdoors and spectacular natural beauty of the Ottawa Valley offers four seasons of endless activity and adventure to suit everyone's interests.


During the summer months residents can not only golf and camp but also enjoy the various activities offered by the Ottawa River including:

  • World-class whitewater rafting
  • Kayaking
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Swimming

When the leaves begin to fall residents take pleasure in:

  • Hiking through Algonquin Park, other park grounds and waterfront or nature trails.
  • Hunting

Winter welcomes:

  • Downhill skiing with several quality hills located less than an hour away
  • Skating at many indoor and outdoor rinks
  • Hockey with leagues from peewee to adult
  • Cross country skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing
  •  Ice fishing

For more information on local events and activities please visit the following links:

Algonquin Park

Guide to the Ottawa Valley

Garrison Petawawa Recreation


The Pembroke real estate market offers affordable housing in a variety of safe and secure settings. By choosing to settle in Pembroke or surrounding communities, residents can choose from waterfront, rural and urban properties. Custom built homes are also a possibility on the many spectacular settings in the area with acreages available. For further information on Pembroke’s real estate market please follow the links below:

Century 21

Homelife Donnelly Realty Inc.

Royal Lepage

Spousal Opportunities

Choosing to pursue your medical career in the Pembroke region also offer various employment opportunities for your partner or spouse. Listed below are links to some of the area’s employers as well as job search engines used by local employers.

Algonquin College


County of Renfrew

Renfrew County District School Board

Renfrew County Catholic District School Board

KI Pembroke

Ottawa Valley Jobs 

Ontario Public Service Careers

Government of Canada Job Bank


The education system in Pembroke includes four publicly funded school boards. Also situated in Pembroke is the largest of Algonquin College’s regional campuses located outside of Ottawa delivering career-focused training.


Algonquin College

French Catholic School Board

French Public School Board

Renfrew County Catholic District School Board 

Renfrew County District School Board

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