Pembroke Travel Guide
Welcome to Pembroke!
To the west of Pembroke lies Algonquin Park and to the north the Laurentian Mountains. With such natural bounty nearby, Pembroke offers the outdoor enthusiast a wealth of choices. Cross-country skiing and skating on the Rideau Canal beckon during winter. In summer, walking, cycling and horseback riding take visitors cross-country. On water, Pembroke's outlet onto the Ottawa River and its 135-boat marina open up the waterways to boaters. Historically, Pembroke has deep roots in the history of Ontario and Canada going back to Samuel de Champlain's visit in 1613, a legacy reflected in a wealth of heritage buildings and in a series of murals decorating the street scape of Pembroke. On Labour Day every year, music and dance lovers flock to Pembroke for the Fiddle Festival, a celebration of the instrument and step dancing.
This historic canal is an immense feat of 19th century engineering.