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 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
  2. 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. 
  3. 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. Every Thursday: FREE Chair Yoga, The City of Pembroke & AWE Yoga have teamed up to offer FREE Chair Yoga on Thursday mornings from 10:00 am – 11:00 am at the PMC Activity Room (upper level, elevator accessible). last class of the year December 19.
    Chair Yoga is yoga practiced sitting in a chair or standing using the chair for support.
  2. Nov 26 – Dec 31: Free 2hr Parking at all downtown meters.
  3. Nov 23 – Dec 20: Downtown Decorating Contest, come for a stroll downtown and see they beautifully decorated windows, vote for the one you like the best on our Facebook page.
  4. Nov 26 – Dec 18: Downtown Christmas Tree Draw, collect stamps for every $10 spent at participating Downtown Businesses, collect 10 stamps and get entered into a draw to win a tree & gifts worth over $2000. Shop early to win 100 Downtown Dollars in the early bird draw happening Dec 6.
  5. Dec 7: Merry little Christmas Festival, presented by Paperback Events, this event is taking place downtown on Pembroke St. W (between Mackay St. and Church St.). The festival will feature holiday activities, food + drink, shopping and a Merry Little Christmas experience for all ages.
  6. Dec 14: Pembroke Symphony Orchestra Merry Christmas Special come enjoy some holiday tunes and special performances by Michelle’s School of Preforming Arts & Canadian Military Wives Choir

Upcoming Workshops

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!