Experience Downtown Pembroke Today!

It has been said that the City of Pembroke is the heart of the Ottawa Valley. If that’s the case, then Downtown Pembroke is the heart of the City!

Here’s what’s happening in the Downtown:

  1. Father’s Day Gift Giving Guide: Downtown Pembroke has a great selection of businesses to find the perfect gift for dad this year. Check out our Gift Giving Guide for ideas and inspiration on how to celebrate Dad this year.
  2. June 9 – June 21: Downtown Dollar BOGO, for every $50 you spend at a downtown business or businesses we will send you 10 downtown dollars that can be redeemed at any downtown business. You can combine purchases from different businesses, and all purchases whether they are in person, by phone or online are applicable. Send photos of your receipts and mailing address to pbia@downtownpembroke.ca. *the pbia reserves the right to limit the number of downtown dollars per person to a maximum of 200.
  3. Ongoing: Provincial lockdown, although most of our businesses are closed for instore shopping / dinning, you can still shop by phone or on line and get curb-side pick. All downtown eateries are open for Take out and Delivery only.
  4. Ongoing: Veteran banner program. From early October until November 11, you will see banners honouring local veterans on our light poles. If you can’t make it see them the banners are featured on our online gallery all year round
  5. January 1 – December 31: Free 2 hour downtown parking. Please enjoy 2 hours of free parking at all downtown meters.

What Our Merchants Offer


Downtown is the destination for breakfast, lunch and dinner with more than 20 eateries to choose from. Downtown offers Thai, German, Chinese, Canadian, Japanese, Lebanese, Indian, British and French choices in a casual or fine dining atmosphere. We are also your easiest way to connect with professional services including realtors, bankers, financial planners, accountants, lawyers, insurance brokers and more. Our professional service merchants handle the majority of business in the area.

Experiential Shopping

Many Downtowns are known for their shopping and retail services and Pembroke also has much to offer. Footwear, apparel (for men, women and children), gift ideas, furniture and more await our fabulous shops. Watch for our “Shop Hops” throughout the year as well where businesses are open late and offering great incentives.

Community Support

Finally, the Downtown core is proud of our charitable and non-profit partners. We host the regional Chamber of Commerce along with social services organizations that care for our local residents and churches. We have always been a community that cares for each other, and we’re so proud to continue in that tradition.

Engaging Activities

There is so much going on in the Downtown that our events page is always being updated! Whether you want to take in the tunes of our awesome local musicians, catch an outdoor movie, launch your boat or take in a comedy show at our performing arts centre, you l can do it all in Downtown Pembroke. You can have an experience in Downtown Pembroke every single day!