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.
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.
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:
When the leaves begin to fall residents take pleasure in:
For more information on local events and activities please visit the following links:
Laurentian Valley Skating Trail
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:
Homelife Donnelly Realty Inc.
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
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
Phone: (613) 732-8770
Toll Free: 1-800-991-7711
Fax: (613) 735-8238
If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis,
please call our 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line 1-866-996-0991
705 Mackay Street
Phone: (613) 732-2811
Medical Records/Release of Information Fax:
Emergency Department Fax:
Fracture Clinic Fax:
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