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!

Social Media Scavenger Hunt

Think you can guess the business based on the clues below? If you are the first person to go to the correct business make a purchase and say the code word you will win 2x passes to Chamber of Secrets Escape Rooms! If you are the second person you will win $30 Downtown Dollars!   

  1. August 13: Contest Time! Here’s your clue and code word for this weeks Social Media Scavenger Hunt! Clue 1: Broomstick parking available at this business. Code word: support local.  
  2. August 20: Here’s your clue and code word for this weeks Social Media Scavenger Hunt! Clue 1: Just a short walk upstairs to talk to these experts in home décor. Code word: Scavenger Hunt
  3. August 27: Here’s your clue and code word for this weeks Social Media Scavenger Hunt! Clue 1: The “mews” is this business is run by two best friends. Clue 2: They were finalists in the Win This Space Contest. Code Word: Shopping Bag. 
  4. September 10: Here’s your clue & code word for this weeks Social Media Scavenger Hunt! Clue 1: Looking for advice on healthy eating? Ashley can help. Code words: Shop, Dine, Play

Here arethings happening in the Downtown:

  1. October 19: The Pembroke Symphony Orchestra presents Lain Nights, show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets adult – $25, student – $15, kids 12 and under are free. Tickets available at Festival Hall
  2. October 21: SBW Not just an Oopsie lunch, come hear business owners and entrepreneurs share stories of failure and what they learn. 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Janna & Kerry’s Over Easy Bar & Grill.
  3. October 22: SBW Women’s Networking Breakfast, 8 – 9:30 a.m. at The Nook Creperie, come meet and mingle with fellow women in business. Space is limited RSVP by calling 613-629-555 or email pbia@downtownpembroke.ca
  4. October 24: #networkIN Young Professional night, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. meet other professionals while you celebrate small businesses by taking part in a exciting scavenger hunt.
  5. October 25: Small Business Websites 101 workshop Presented by The Ontario Digital Main Street Initiative. You will learn things such as how to choose the right website platform for you, how to set up an online shop, how to make your website secure and more! With lots to learn and connections to be made this is a workshop you won’t want to miss.
  6. October 26: Pumpkin Treats 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. come trick or treat your way downtown, zap some zombies and aliens in shamrock park and paint a pumpkin in the Giant Tiger community room. Look for businesses with orange & black balloons to know who is participating.

Upcoming Workshops

October 25: Presented by The Ontario Digital Main Street Initiative on October 25 there will be a Small Business Websites 101 workshop! You will learn things such as how to choose the right website platform for you, how to set up an online shop, how to make your website secure and more! With lots to learn and connections to be made this is a workshop you won’t want to miss.
January 15: Presented by The Ontario Digital Main Street Initiative SEO Fundamentals workshop. This FREE workshop is open to all local businesses. The beginner workshop will teach you how to connect your business to customer searches on Google and how to optimize your website and digital presence for Google, without costing you money. Register today.

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.

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.

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.

Join Us For A Festival!

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 literally can do it all in Downtown Pembroke. You can have an experience in Downtown Pembroke every single day!