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. 


man sitting on a rock overlooking a pristine valley with a river and trees

PRH Overview  


Located approximately 150 kilometers north west of Ottawa, the Pembroke Regional Hospital is an employer of choice in the Upper Ottawa Valley which delivers a broad range of acute, post-acute, outpatient and diagnostic services to a mixed urban and rural population of approximately 55,000 residents in the City of Pembroke, the Town of Petawawa, and surrounding municipalities. With the dedicated support of 750 staff members, an engaged physician community and hundreds of active volunteers, the Pembroke Regional Hospital provides acute services in emergency and intensive care, medical/surgical care, acute mental health, orthopaedics and obstetrics. The Hospital has a full range of rehabilitation services, is the District Stroke Centre for our region, and provides community-based mental health services throughout Renfrew County. Chemotherapy, dialysis and a variety of ambulatory care clinics are offered on an outpatient basis through partnerships with regional centres and nearby specialists. The Hospital offers a full range of diagnostic services including CT, nuclear medicine, MRI and mammography.


Living and working in the Renfrew County means safe, friendly communities, an abundance of recreational facilities and green space, short commutes, and quality education and health care facilities. For more information on living in Pembroke or Renfrew County visit the County of Renfrew website or the City of Pembroke website.


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:person kayaking on a calm river

  • 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 awaychlidren cross country skiing
  • 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

Wilderness Tours 

Laurentian Valley Skating Trail 

Chutes Coulonge 

Petawawa Point 

Downtown Pembroke 

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 Spousal Opportunities


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 Education 

French Catholic School Board

French Public School Board

Renfrew County Catholic District School Board 

Renfrew County District School Board

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