Pembroke (Ontario)

Pembroke is a city of 15,000 in Ontario's Ottawa Valley on the Quebec border. The city is 40km (25 miles) east of Algonquin Provincial Park on the Trans-Canada Highway from North Bay to Ottawa.

Get in

By bus

By car

Pembroke is on the Trans-Canada Highway (Ontario 17), 160km (100 mi) west of Ottawa and 215km (135 mi) east of North Bay.

Pembroke is about 400km (255 mi) northeast of Toronto; there are various possible routes, but going through Peterborough (Hwys 7 or 115) and Bancroft (Hwy 28 to Hwy 41) is shorter than staying on 7 or 401 right to Highway 41 (Napanee).

By boat

Pembroke is on the Ottawa River. The river is not continuously navigable from Ottawa westward due to rapids at multiple points.

Get around

Pembroke is small enough that almost everything is within comfortable walking or cycling distance.

Taxis are common and cheaper than big cities for moving around within the city and to nearby towns. Calling a taxi service - by using a phone book or asking a store owner to do so - will save time over trying to hail one.





Mostly chain restaurants. Groceries are available cheapest at discount groceries at the malls at either end of town, or less cheap at Moncion's downtown. For a little taste of authentic Pembroke cuisine try the deep-fried mars bars from Colbourne's chip truck, located on Christie street.


Two bars popular with locals are located near City Hall on Pembroke St.


Usually, no reservations are necessary, except possibly during major hockey tournaments (weekends in November and early December). There are also several B&Bs on the outskirts of town.

Hotels and motels

Camping and outfitters


Go next

Routes through Pembroke

North Bay Petawawa  W  E  Renfrew Ottawa
END  W  E  Hull Laval
END  N  S  Kaladar Napanee

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