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1. Pembroke to Broadway - Pembroke Community Choir Tribute to New York City
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
The choir's special tribute to New York City includes medleys of popular Broadway shows such as Beauty and the Beast, Annie, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Oklahoma and West Side Story, plus several songs about New York City from bygone to modern times. Tickets available from choir...
2. HGS Pembroke 10 Year Anniversary!
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
HGS Pembroke is Celebrating its 10 Year Anniversary on June 13th at our Pembroke location 100 Crandall Street and we want you to come and celebrate with us! We are hosting a FREE Carnival from 11:30am-4:00pm. We have a FREE BBQ, Rock Climbing Wall, Bouncy Castle, Petting Zoo and much, much more!...
3. Pembroke Christmas Craft and Gift Show
Events and Festivals >> Holiday Celebrations
Be sure not to miss the second annual “Pembroke Christmas Craft & Gift Show, on Saturday, November 14 & Sunday November 15, at the Pembroke Travelodge Hotel Ballroom. Show hours are from 10:00 - 4:00 each day. Available for your early Christmas gift shopping will be up to 50 tables full...
4. Pembroke Christmas Craft and Gift Show
Events and Festivals >> Holiday Celebrations
The Pembroke Christmas Craft & Gift Show is once again coming to town on November 14 & 15, from 10:00 – 4:00 each day. There will be room for up to 50 tables of craft and gift vendors at the UPSCALE Pembroke Travelodge Hotel's Banquet facilities, located at 900 Pembroke Street East....
5. Pembroke Collectible's Show and Sale
Events and Festivals >> Art Shows and Exhibitions
On Sunday February 1, from 10:00 - 4:00 at the Travelodge Hotel, (900 Pembroke Street East in Pembroke), we will be hosting the first of what we plan to be, Monthly “Collectible’s Sales”. Plan to attend, even if its just to have a look around and reminisce about items from your past, or fill your...
6. New Years Eve Gala at the Pembroke Legion
Events and Festivals >> Holiday Celebrations
December 31 New Years Eve Dance in the Pembroke Legion Hall. Tickets are on sale now. Entertainment is Landry and Madill. Tickets are $20. and include party favours and a light snack. This event has sold out quickly in the past so your tickets now.
7. Pembroke Business Improvement Area
Communities >> Communities
The PBIA oversees the revitalization and development of business in downtown Pembroke.  Downtown Pembroke is home to a number of quaint independently owned and operated shops and services and unique dining establishments.  Pembroke is home to more than 30 full sized murals, some of which...
8. Heritage Day
Events and Festivals >> Art Shows and Exhibitions
Heritage Pembroke will be presenting Heritage Day at the Pembroke Mall.  Exhibits will be open on Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Admission is free.  Stop by and learn about what is happening with local heritage in Pembroke and...
9. City of Pembroke
Info Centre >> Corporate Sponsors and Partners
The City of Pembroke is an official partner in tourism and financial supporter of the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association. Situated on the beautiful Ottawa River, Pembroke is a vibrant little city and renowned as "the heart of the Ottawa Valley."
10. Children's Christmas Party at the Pembroke Legion
Events and Festivals >> Events for Children
December 8 Children’s Christmas Party in the Hall from 2 – 4 in the Pembroke Legion. We are presenting a Christmas play, followed by a sing and dance along with Jim Beattie. Santa Claus will be making an appearance and the first 100 children will receive treat bags. This event is open to the...
11. Pembroke Christmas Craft and Gift Show
Events and Festivals >> Trade Shows
On November 15 & 16, from 10:00 - 4:00 each day, the Travelodge Hotel at 900 Pembroke Street East will be the place to be! Those are the days that the “Pembroke Christmas Craft & Gift Show” will be held, showcasing up to 50 local crafters and vendors. Pick up that perfect...
12. Concert: Christmas with the Classics
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
Hallelujah! Begin the Christmas season with beautiful choral music presented by the Pembroke Community Choir. Our 80-voice choir performs “Christmas with the Classics” on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 at 7 p.m. at Calvin United Church, Pembroke. Advance tickets $15 or $18 at the door; children 13 and...
13. Canada 150: Celebrate in Song!
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
COME CELEBRATE CANADA IN SONG It's Canada's 150th anniversary! The Pembroke Community Choir invites you to their spring concert of songs celebrating Canada from coast to coast to coast. A variety of songs about the west, the east coast, prospecting, fishing, logging and even...
14. Pembroke Collectible's Show
Events and Festivals >> Art Shows and Exhibitions
On Sunday, March 15, from 10:00 - 4:00 at the Travelodge Hotel, (900 Pembroke Street East in Pembroke), we will once again be hosting our monthly “Collectible’s Show”. Plan to attend, even if its just to have a look around and reminisce about items from your past, or fill your wish list right at...
15. New Business of the Year
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
The Holiday Inn Express in Pembroke, was awarded New Business of the Year at the annual Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala, held in Pembroke on January 25,2014.
16. Downtown Pembroke One-Stop Service Shop Trade Show
Events and Festivals >> Trade Shows
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2016 Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Location: Pembroke Memorial Centre Come out to the PMC May 7 and enjoy a great day with the family. FREE admission! Learn more about the great services and products available in Downtown Pembroke and the Ottawa Valley with more than 50...
17. Ski Swap
Events and Festivals >> Winter Events
The Pembroke Ski and Snowboard Club's mission is to provide affordable family fun winter activities.  Based out of the Alice Hill, in the Laurentian Valley, just 15 minutes from Pembroke, this volunteer group hosts many fundraising and community events.   The Ski Swap... Drop Off...
18. Pembroke Ski and Snowboard Club Ski Swap
Events and Festivals >> Sporting Events and Tournaments
The Pembroke Ski and Snowboard Club will be hosting a Ski Swap! Drop off your equipment, helmets, ski clothes, etc. - Thursday, November 15 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Swap will take place - Friday, November 16 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Pick Up any left over equipment - Saturday, November 17 from 9:00...
19. Heritage Day in Pembroke
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
Heritage Day in Pembroke (Pembroke, Ontario) - On Saturday Feb. 13th Heritage Pembroke will be presenting Heritage Day at the Calvin United Church Hall. The event runs from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with the official opening happening at 11:30 a.m. Admission is free. Come and enjoy...
20. Murray L. Moore Hydro Museum
Things to Do >> Attractions and Museums
The Pembroke Hydro Museum officially opened in October 1984 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first street light that was installed in Pembroke. The Museum was later dedicated in honor of Murray L. Moore on the occasion of his retirement for 45 years of service as the President and Chief...
21. Pembroke
Info Centre >> Ottawa Valley Visitor Information Centres
 Pembroke has 3 visitor information locations conveniently located at the intersection of Highways 17 & 41.   Follow Highway 17 to Pembroke.   Turn right on to Paul Martin Drive.   Turn right on to International Drive ( directly across from the Irving Big Stop Gas...
22. Pembroke Community Choir - New Season Registration
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
You Like to Sing….but in a Choir? Never! Many of us in the Pembroke Community Choir felt the same way before we joined. We liked to sing but didn’t think we were good enough for a choir. Well, the good news is….there are 60 or 70 other choir voices to back you up and make you sound like a...
23. Roast Beef Dinner
Events and Festivals >> Community and Parish Dinners
Complete Roast Beef Dinner includes Roast Beef, mashed potatoes, vegetables, coleslaw, rolls & butter, tea/coffee plus homemade pie for dessert! Dinner from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Adult $15; Student $10; Child 7 to 12 yrs $7; 6 yrs and under Free. Holy Trinity Anglican Church is located at 68...
24. Downtown Pembroke One-Stop Service Shop Trade Show
Events and Festivals >> Trade Shows
Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015 Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Location: Pembroke Memorial Centre Come out to the PMC May 2 and enjoy a great day with the family. FREE admission! Learn more about the great services available in Downtown Pembroke and the Ottawa Valley with more than 50 exhibitors. Enjoy family...
25. Downtown Pembroke Summer Medley Festival
Events and Festivals >> Festivals
Join the Pembroke Business Improvement Area as we celebrate 40 years of bringing people downtown with the Downtown Pembroke Summer Medley Festival. Saturday, June 25 9 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE admission for everyone. A celebration of culture, heritage, diversity, entertainment and food right on the streets...
26. Heritage Day at the Pembroke Mall
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
 On Friday Feb. 17th and Saturday Feb. 18th Heritage Pembroke will be presenting Heritage Day at the Pembroke Mall.  Exhibits will be open on Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m in the store front across from Dizzy Lizzy’s.  Admission is...
27. Discount Car and Truck Rentals
Info Centre >> Corporate Sponsors and Partners
Discount Car & Truck Rentals is the preferred vehicle rental provider, with three locations serving the Ottawa Valley. Pembroke:  1271 Pembroke Street West, 613.735.7860 Pembroke & Area Airport: 176 Len Hopkins Drive, 613.735.7860 Deep River: 25 Highway 17 West,...
28. Pembroke Public Library
Things to Do >> Attractions and Museums
Pembroke Public Library - books, e-books, audio books, magazines, local and urban newspapers, local history and information. Audio visual including DVD's, CD's, e-readers, laptops and public access computers. Museum passes (Ottawa, Hull and Ottawa Valley). Fax, scanner, photocopier, Available...
29. Countdown to 2016
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
A family-fun, festive day to kick off the Pembroke Business Improvement Area's 40th anniversary! Come celebrate the season with us and enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides (with a donation to the food bank), Santa photos at The Mews, a toy drive, a showing of the film Happy Feet, carolling, the Taste of...
30. The Rock Your Baby and Bump Show
Events and Festivals >> Trade Shows
Renfrew County Doulas is proud to bring a tradeshow JUST for expectant and new families that will be held at the Best Western in Pembroke Ontario! Come and join our professionals, local businesses and services for an exciting day! Vendors, information, presentations and a VIP lounge! General...
31. Pembroke Community Choir Registration
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
Do you like to sing? This is the year to join the Pembroke Community Choir--in December a concert of beautiful Christmas choruses from classic composers, and in the spring, a celebration of Canada's 150th with a selection of Canadian compositions. Registration is on Monday, September 12th at...
32. New Years Party
Events and Festivals >> Holiday Celebrations
New Year's Party WHERE Pembroke Legion WHEN Monday, December 31, 2012 TIME 8pm New Years Eve Party Pembroke Legion Hall Tickets $20.00 Entertainment is Landry and Madill Meet and Greet...
33. Herb Walk at Pembroke Water Front
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
     
34. Downtown Pembroke Pario Party
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
Kick off Fiddle Week in Downtown Pembroke at the Patio Party! August 29, 1:00-5:00pm Live music at seven different locations downtown. Yoga in the street on Albert Street at 2 p.m. Face painting, hair chalking, caricatures, and MORE! A celebration of music and 40 years of the Old Time Fiddling...
35. Valley Heritage Celebration and Open House
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
Featuring display from the Champlain Trail Museum, Maple Treats and Local musical entertainment. Chartwell Pembroke Heritage Retirement Residence on March 29th from 1-4pm. 1111 Pembroke Street West 613-635-7926 Chartwell Pinewood Retirement Residence on March 30th from 1-4pm 1022...
36. Story Time at the Pembroke Public Library
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
Story Time at the Pembroke Public Library Story Time at the Pembroke Public Library Stories, crafts, songs, group activities & more! Tuesday, Wednesday, & Saturday @ 10:30 am Sept 18th, 19th & 22nd Theme: Bravery Craft: Jack & the Beanstalk
37. Ottawa River 400 Boat Flotilla Marks Samuel de Champlains 1613 Landing at Morrison Island near Pembroke Ontario
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
The City of Pembroke and the Municipality of Allumette Island’s Tourism Committee are getting ready to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain’s 1613 landing at Morrison Island, on the Ottawa River just east of Pembroke.   On Sunday, June 16th the public is invited...
38. Food Drive
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
Food Basics in cooperation with The Pembroke Mall will be accepting non perishable food donations to be distributed to families in need by The Salvation Army and St. Joseph’s Food Bank. Bags are available at Food Basics and the food court at The Pembroke Mall. Items such as peanut butter,...
39. Pembroke SnoSpree 2016 Polar Bear Dip
Events and Festivals >> Winter Events
The Pembroke Marina is the place to catch the 2016 edition of Pembroke's Sno Spree Polar Bear Dip. Come support all the brave soul's who literally "bear" all and jump into the frigid waters of the Ottawa River for a worthy cause.   You can participate or pledge someone in this...
40. Pembroke SnoSpree 2016 - Family Breakfast
Events and Festivals >> Winter Events
Join the City of Pembroke with some good ol' winter fun! SnoSpree 2016 will be held at different locations throughout the City. Join our community businesses and partners who collectively host and offer great activities and events for the entire family. The Snospree Family Breakfast takes...
41. Pembroke Public Library Scrabble Club
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
Scrabble Club at Pembroke Public Library. Are you looking for more opportunities to play your favourite word game? Feel like meeting new friends and fellow enthusiasts? Join the Pembroke Public Library's Scrabble Club. The group meets every Thursday at 6:00pm, starting September 1, 2016.
42. Childrens Christmas Party
Events and Festivals >> Holiday Celebrations
Children's Christmas Party WHERE Pembroke Legion WHEN Sunday, December 09, 2012 TIME 2-4pm Children’s Christmas Party Pembroke Legion Hall Dec 9 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Free F.A.N....
43. Building Bridges to Downtown with Lunchtime Yoga Classes
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
The City of Pembroke, Economic Development, Recreation and Tourism Department is to taking fitness and fun to the streets in the downtown corridor. Need to relax and rejuvenate? The City has plans for you too. Grab your yoga mat and participate in Street Yoga led by White Pine Yoga Studio on...
44. Pembroke Kidney Walk
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
What: Pembroke Kidney Walk for the Kidney Foundation of Canada Where: Pembroke Waterfront, at the amphitheatre When: Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 Time: Registration starts at 1 p.m.; the walk starts at 2 p.m. Description: Join us for a great event in support of the Kidney Foundation of Canada! Enjoy a...
45. Christmas Choir Concert at Calvin Church
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
Come Celebrate with Us! Start the Christmas season off on a wonderful note by hearing some beautiful music of the advent season. The Pembroke Community Choir presents “Adventus: the Music of Advent” on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at Calvin United Church. A reception with light...
46. 7th Annual Community Christmas Dinner
Events and Festivals >> Community and Parish Dinners
On Christmas Day, enjoy a free home-cooked meal in the company of your friends and neighbours. Running from 12-3 p.m. on Dec. 25 at Wesley Community Church (corner of Moffat and Renfrew streets). The dinner is open to everyone! Sponsored by St. Luke's Anglican Church, Dreams Catering,...
47. Building Bridges to Downtown with Lunchtime Dance Parties
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
The City of Pembroke, Economic Development, Recreation and Tourism Department is to taking fitness and fun to the streets in the downtown corridor. People on their lunch breaks will soon be dancing on Wednesdays. The City and MyFm radio are working together to bring music to downtown Pembroke with...
48. The Mayors of Pembroke: A Portrait Gallery 1877-2014
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
Pembroke has it’s own portrait gallery now. Pembroke Heritage Murals recently completed it's thirty-third mural: it is a portrait gallery in a mural setting. There are forty-three Mayors who have served from 1877 until the present term. The Murals Committee were able to find photos of...
49. Christmas Special with the Pembroke Symphony Orchestra
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
The Pembroke Symphony Orchestra is pleased to present a Christmas Special on Saturday, December 12th, 2015, featuring dancers from Michelle’s School of Performing Arts in the performance of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite which has been a popular Christmas favourite for over 120 years. The...
50. New Years Eve Levee at Pembroke Legion
Events and Festivals >> Holiday Celebrations
January 1st New Years levee in the hall from 2 – 4 p.m. Appropriate attire required. Landry and Madill in the lounge from 2 – 6 p.m. Everyone welcome to celebrate the beginning of the New Year.
51. Snospree Soup Sensations
Events and Festivals >> Winter Events
Join the City of Pembroke with some good ol' winter fun! SnoSpree 2016 will be held at different locations throughout the City. Join our community businesses and partners who collectively host and offer great activities and events for the entire family.   Snospree's Soup Sensation...
52. Snospree Mardis Gras Dinner and Dance
Events and Festivals >> Winter Events
Join the City of Pembroke with some good ol' winter fun! SnoSpree 2016 will be held at different locations throughout the City. Join our community businesses and partners who collectively host and offer great activities and events for the entire family. The Snospree Mardis Gras Dinner &...
53. U-Turn
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
An outreach event for the young people and young at heart in Pembroke and the surrounding area!    Music, life stories,direction, drama, and fun!! Come out and see for yourself. The best part: IT'S FREE!   The majority of the FREE Concerts take place at Festival Hall in Pembroke,...
54. Pembroke Heritage Murals Walking Tour
Getaways and Daytrips >> Tours and Activities
Take a self-guided walking tour through Pembroke's downtown to see Canada's largest outdoor gallery featuring more than 30 large-scale murals depicting the history, settlement and heritage of the Ottawa Valley. To learn more about the artists and murals, visit the City of Pembroke's website. To...
55. A Traditional Christmas
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
Pembroke Community Choir is made up of 70 singers who put on 2 concerts yearly in December, doing seasonal favourites & in early spring with a more formal concert of sacred Masters. eg. Bach & Vivaldi etc. It is an SATB group who sing for the love of music & are non-auditioned if anyone...
56. Pembroke Farmers' Market
Events and Festivals >> Farmers Markets
Homegrown and Handmade Local Products! Corner of Lake Street and Victoria Street Pembroke, Ontario Wednesday and Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Mid-May to mid-October
57. 1st Annual Jason Blaine Celebrity Golf Tournament Night of Stars Event
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
 Night with the Stars will take place on Tuesday June 17, 2014 at the Pembroke memorial Centre starting at 7pm. This is the kick off to the 1st annual Jason Blaine celebrity golf tournament which will raise funds for local Pembroke and Petawawa charities and is spearheaded by our local...
58. Horticultural Society Meeting
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
 Meetings take place at the Eganville Legion at 7:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend a meeting for free and if interested, buy a membership on second visit for $10 per year.
59. Annual Roast Beef Dinner at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Pembroke
Events and Festivals >> Community and Parish Dinners
Fourth Annual Roast Beef Dinner is being held on Sunday, Sept. 8 from 4 pm to 6 pm in Holy Trinity Anglican Church Hall (68 Renfrew St. Pembroke - near the Library). Home-made pies for dessert and ice cream for the children. Adults $14 ~ Students $10 ~ 12 years and under $6 ~ 5 years and under...
60. Pancake Breakfast at the Pembroke and Petawawa Lions Club
Events and Festivals >> Community and Parish Dinners
Pancake Breakfasts are held the second Saturday of every month at the Pembroke and Petawawa Lions Hall.    8:00am to Noon.  $7 per adult, $3 per child, Free for children 0-3.
61. Pembroke Heritage Murals
Things to Do >> Attractions and Museums
Pembroke Heritage Murals...celebrates this area's rich character and heritage through large-scale paintings on an ever-increasing number of our city's downtown walls, colourfully portraying a bygone era for the enjoyment of today's generation.   Our story unfolds as you walk through the...
62. Kiwanis Fiddle Weekend Breakfast
Events and Festivals >> Community and Parish Dinners
The Kiwanis Club of Pembroke is again sponsoring and running the annual Fiddlers Weekend Breakfast at the Kiwanis Field House/Fiddle Park on Saturday AND Sunday 7 a.m. to 12 noon. Juice eggs sausages, pancakes toast and coffee. All Fiddles, campers and everyone else is welcome. All proceeds go...
63. Kiwanis Way - Pembroke (Valley Explore)
Valley Explore >> Bike >> Bonnechere River and Valley
Information Kiwanis Way is a paved bike, roller blading and walking trail that follows a small portion of the Pembroke river front. This tour begins at Riverside Park and goes to the Pembroke Marina, or you can complete the trail in the reverse. This short 4 km trail allows for excellent views of...
64. Snospree Trivia Night
Events and Festivals >> Art Shows and Exhibitions
Join the City of Pembroke with some good ol' winter fun! SnoSpree 2016 will be held at different locations throughout the City. SnoSpree Trivia Night takes place at at the Kiwanis Field House on Feb 5th. $15/person. Max 8ppl/team.
65. New Hours of Operation
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
PRESS RELEASE July 28, 2016 From: Pembroke Public Library FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pembroke Public Library’s hours of operation will be modified effective August 22, 2016.The modification will involve the Library closing one hour earlier in the evenings from Monday to Thursday as well as one...
66. An unforgettable evening - Pembroke History Tour Adventures
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
COLD CASE FILES, MURDER, CONFESSION, JAIL BREAKS, GHOSTS, HANGINGS AND SO MUCH MORE...Join the Pembroke History Tour Adventures 'Haunted History' tour on August 19th, 6:20 PM. “As you follow the lantern of your costumed guide through the city streets, let the darkness of the past envelope...
67. Shop The Neighbourhood
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
Downtown Pembroke is participating in the national shop local campaign, Shop The Neighbourhood. On Nov. 28 and 29, businesses will be offering exclusive deals to promote shopping locally. Visit www.shoptheneighbourhood.ca to get a list of participating businesses!
68. History of Pembroke Series
Events and Festivals >> Workshops and Courses
Algonquin College in Pembroke is offering a series of classes about the history of Pembroke that covers the time period of the early 1820s, to just after the first world war.  From the hard-working lumbermen living in the bush in log shanties, to prominent families in elegant Victorian homes,...
69. Downtown HockeySpree
Events and Festivals >> Sporting Events and Tournaments
Downtown HockeySpree - Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 - 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Come and play street hockey right on the streets of Downtown Pembroke! Youth Division (10-14): $60 (per team) Open Division (15+): $80 (per team) Three-on-three format, plus goalies Non-competitive tournament Each team...
70. MRI Close to Your Heart Valentines Dance
Events and Festivals >> Dances
  The Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation is hosting a Valentine's Dance at the Germania Hall February 15th 8pm in support of the MRI: Image Matters campaign.   For $40 a person, enjoy an evening of live music, dancing, snacks, and a silent auction. Tickets are available at all...
71. 2015 Old Time Fiddling and Step Dancing Championships
Events and Festivals >> Festivals
Join us every Labour Day Weekend, as Riverside Park becomes Fiddle Park, and thousands flock to Pembroke to enjoy traditional fiddle music and step dancing. Sudden stops, syncopations and improvisations are all propelled by a powerful and unmeasured bow style. It's family fun at its best.
72. Free Bike Rodeo
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
Pembroke Police Service and Boys & Girls Club of Pembroke are hosting a FREE BIKE RODEO for kids ages 6-18. 9 am to noon Kids will drive through an obstacle course and have their bicycle and helmet inspected by Yantha Cycle and the Renfrew County District Health Unit. Each child that goes through the course will get their name put into a draw for a chance to win 1 of 2 bikes sponsored by Frances Lemke, Co-Operators Insurance and Canadian Tire. Don’t forget….BRING YOUR BIKE AND HELMET!!!!
73. 10th Annual Pembroke Christmas Farmers Market
Events and Festivals >> Farmers Markets
  The 10th Annual Pembroke Christmas Farmers' Market is coming up Nov 16 - Nov 17th at the Marguerite Centre, 700 Mackay St. Come check out the Best Christmas Show in town! Friday 16 Nov - 12 noon - 6 pm. Sat., 17 Nov - 9 am - 4 pm. We'll have produce (potatoes, garlic & more!),...
74. Kiwanis Way (Valley Explore)
Valley Explore >> Walk >> Bonnechere River and Valley
Information The trail runs for 2 km between the Riverside Park and the Pembroke Marina, with scenic views of the Ottawa River. The route is mostly along the Kiwanis Way which comprises of separated paved trails, the riverside path for walkers and the city-side one for bikes and roller blades. Look...
75. SnoSpree Free Family Public Skates
Events and Festivals >> Winter Events
Join the City of Pembroke with some good ol' winter fun! SnoSpree 2016 will be held at different locations throughout the City. SnoSpree Free Family Public Skates, Feb 3 &  5. Adults & Seniors (10am – 11am), Parents & Tots (11am – 12pm).
76. Oktoberfest
Events and Festivals >> Holiday Celebrations
This years event will be hosted by the Germania Club of Pembroke. Festival beings at 1pm on Saturday with the tapping of the Keg at 1:45. Don't forget about the wood cutting and yodel contest. Tickets are available for $8 per person in advance or $10 at the door. Children under 12 are...
77. Pembroke Farmers' Market
Shopping and Services >> Farmers Markets
The Pembroke Farmers' Market is open mid May - Mid October, every Wednesday and Saturday morning - 8:30 am to 1:00 pm Produce is locally grown and picked fresh for the market. We hope to see you at the Market!  
78. History of Pembroke Series
Events and Festivals >> Workshops and Courses
Algonquin College in Pembroke is offering a series of classes about the history of Pembroke that covers the time period of the early 1820s, to just after the first world war.  From the hard-working lumbermen living in the bush in log shanties, to prominent families in elegant Victorian...
79. Pembroke’s Business Bistro
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
 Pembroke’s upcoming Business Bistro will be held at the renovated Best Western Pembroke. This casual gathering of creative entrepreneurs will be a fantastic networking opportunity! Be sure to bring plenty of business cards! Did we mention it’s free?  From 6pm-8pm
80. SnoSpree Family Movie Night at Festival Hall
Events and Festivals >> Winter Events
Join the City of Pembroke with some good ol' winter fun! SnoSpree 2016 will be held at different locations throughout the City. Join our community businesses and partners who collectively host and offer great activities and events for the entire family. The Snospree Family Movie Night takes place...
81. Music by Marie and Friends
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
"Music by Marie & Friends" An evening of music featuring Marie Brydges and "friends" at Wesley United Church Pembroke, 275 Pembroke Street East, Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 7pm. Free Admission - Free will offering in support of the Bernadette McCann House. Refreshments...
82. Free square dance lesson
Events and Festivals >> Community and Parish Dinners
Free square dance lesson "You are invited to come out on January 10 to see if you like square dancing! We're offering a free lesson at Wesley United Church Fellowship Hall, 275 Pembroke Street East , Pembroke, at 7:00 pm. Join us for lots of fun, fitness and friendships! Call 613 628-9777...
83. Holiday Skates at PMC
Events and Festivals >> Sporting Events and Tournaments
Enjoy free public skating this holiday season at the Pembroke Memorial Centre!   Friday, December 18, 2015 to Wednesday, December 30, 2015    Friday, December 18 – 7:25 to 8:35pm Monday, December 21 – 1:30 to 3:00pm Tuesday, December 22 – 1:30 to...
84. Holiday Skates at PMC
Events and Festivals >> Sporting Events and Tournaments
Enjoy free public skating this holiday season at the Pembroke Memorial Centre!   Friday, December 18, 2015 to Wednesday, December 30, 2015    Friday, December 18 – 7:25 to 8:35pm Monday, December 21 – 1:30 to 3:00pm Tuesday, December 22 – 1:30 to...
85. Heritage Day
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
On Saturday Feb. 14thth Heritage Pembroke will be presenting Heritage Day.  The event runs from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Calvin United Church Hall.  Admission is free.  Come and learn about local history, genealogy and local military heroes!  New this year, the Champlain...
86. Summer Victorian Tea at Champlain Trail Museum
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
(Pembroke) - On Wednesday August 18th the Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village will be holding a Victorian Tea from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the grounds of the Museum. The Museum is located at 1032 Pembroke Street East, across from the Pembroke Mall. For $10.00 guests will enjoy tea...
87. Dr. Kim Armstrong Turkey Trot
Events and Festivals >> Sporting Events and Tournaments
 Trot the Turkey Off at the Dr. Kim Armstrong Turkey Trot, October 10th. Proceeds go to the Pembroke Regional Hospital.  
88. Unique Christmas Business Booster Partnership Formed
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Pembroke, Ontario) - Believing that 5 heads are better than one, and just in time for Christmas and the holiday shopping season, representatives from the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association, the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce, the City of Pembroke, the Pembroke Downtown Development...
89. Dai Basset in Concert
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
For one night only - DAI BASSET will perform in concert - bringing with him a whole host of local Valley favourites. With special Guests including SIMON CLARK (of Freddie and the Dreamers) and Pembroke's own sensational EMMA & WILL MARCH (Award winning Fiddlers & Step Dancers). With...
90. Algonquin College Presents the History of Pembroke Series:Patterns of Destruction–The Changing Face of Pembroke:
Events and Festivals >> Workshops and Courses
Patterns of Destruction –The Changing Face of Pembroke:  Fire has been a constant threat throughout the history of our community. The effects of Pembroke’s fires, and the community’s response to them, reflects the overall history of the area. This class and discussion...
91. Holiday Inn Express Dr. Kim Armstrong Turkey Trot Spaghetti Supper
Events and Festivals >> Community and Parish Dinners
Join us at the Holiday Inn Express Pembroke on October 9th between 5PM and 7PM for our pre-race Dinner and early kit pick-up!     Call (613) 732-2811 ext. 7408 or (613) 629-1990 to reserve your spot by Wednesday October 8th.    Adults $10, Children (12 & under) $5...
92. Shrove Tuesday PANCAKE LUNCHEON February 9
Events and Festivals >> Community and Parish Dinners
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Luncheon on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Holy Trinity Anglican Church (68 Renfrew St., Pembroke). Serving from 11 am until 1:30 pm. Pancakes with REAL maple syrup, Baked Beans, Sausages, Dessert and Beverage only $6 for Adults. All are welcome! Elevator available. Take-out.
93. Stress Management and the Art of Relaxation
Events and Festivals >> Workshops and Courses
Monday October 20th - 6:30 pm - Pembroke Library The Pembroke Library Presents - Stress Management and the Art of Relaxation with Katrina Traikov ND   Come learn about  • How stress affects us • The health benefits of rest and relaxation • Simple and effective ways...
94. Champlain Trail Museum Now Open
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
(Pembroke) - The Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village is now open for tours! The Museum will be open Tuesday to Saturdays from 10 am - 4 pm for the rest of May and June. New exhibits to see at the Museum this year include “Working Women”, “Through the Eye of the...
95. Yoga in the Park
Events and Festivals >> Art Shows and Exhibitions
Join White Pine Yoga every Wednesday at 6pm down at the GORGEOUS Pembroke Waterfront for an ALL LEVELS yoga class to stretch, move, breathe and BE. Come connect with like-minded folks and celebrate this incredible cOMmunity we all are so fortunate to be a part of. Wednesday, June 1st to...
96. Salvation Army Pancake Breakfast in Pembroke
Events and Festivals >> Community and Parish Dinners
It is an exciting time of year for The Salvation Army in Pembroke as we celebrate our ability to support families and individuals in our community. Throughout the year we celebrate our achievements, our role in meeting community needs and, overall, our community’s compassion. Our...
97. SPRING RUMMAGE SALE
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
You are invited to our Spring Rummage Sale on Saturday, April 30 from 8:30 am until 11 am at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 68 Renfrew Street (near the Pembroke Library). Good quality items provide a super opportunity to find bargains galore! Everyone welcome to browse the many tables. Parking lot...
98. Second Annual Herb Walk
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
 It's a great opportunity to spend some time outside on the lovely Kiwanis Way Waterfront Trail in Pembroke and learn about the medicinal plants growing right in our backyard!   We will cover a short distance along the wheelchair and walker accessible paved path. We will start near the...
99. Rocky Sands and the Pebbles perform for the MRI fund
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
Join use for evening entertainment with Rocky Sands and the Pebbles and the Joe Lance Band.  Together we will raise money for the MRI fund.  Tickets are only $25 and can be purchased at the Best Western Pembroke Inn or the Pembroke Regional Gift Shop and Foundation Office.
100. Pembroke History Tours
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
COLD CASE FILES, MURDER, CONFESSION, DISEASE EPIDEMICS, JAIL BREAKS, GHOSTS, HANGINGS AND SO MUCH MORE...“As you follow the lantern of your costumed guide through the city streets, let the darkness of the past envelope you. Thoroughly enjoy a highly entertaining rendition of Pembroke’s true tales...
101. The McCartney Years
Events and Festivals >> Holiday Celebrations
The McCartney Years concert announcement! Thursday, December 10, 2015 Pembroke Festival Hall 401 Isabella St., Pembroke, Ontario, Canada. Hailed by the original Beatles promoter as THE BEST ON THE SCENE™, The McCartney Years is a period-true, technically stunning and explosive live concert...
102. Comfort Inn Pembroke
Accommodations >> Hotels and Motels
It's Always A Great Day at the Pembroke Comfort Inn where a Warm Welcome Awaits You! Ottawa Valley's most awarded hotel is in the heart of Pembroke, overlooking the beautiful Ottawa River. Conveniently located near the downtown core, within walking distance to shopping, services and a variety of...
103. Annual Pembroke Hospital Black and White Gala
Events and Festivals >> Dances
Join us at the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation’s Annual Black and White Gala Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the picturesque Normandy Officers’ Mess at CFB Petawawa for an evening of tantalizing cuisine and captivating entertainment, in Support of Regional Health...
104. Yoga in the Park
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
Enjoy 1 hour every Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m. of free Yoga in the Park at the Pembroke Waterfront!  No registration required, just show up and relax! Please bring your own mat and dress appriopriately (gym attire)
105. Annual Strawberry Social
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
 It is that beautiful time of year once again when members of the community and tourists will gather at Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village for the annual Strawberry Social event. This year the event will be held on Saturday June 27th between 11:30 and 2:30 PM at the museum which is...
106. Family Snowshoeing Day
Events and Festivals >> Winter Events
Take a walk on the Kiwanis Walkway! Bring your own snowshoes or borrow some that will be provided. Cookies and hot chocolate provided by the Kinette Club of Pembroke.
107. First Aid and CPR
Events and Festivals >> Workshops and Courses
First Aid and CPR WHERE Red Cross Pembroke WHEN Tuesday, December 04, 2012 TIME Evenings You too can learn vital life saving First Aid and CPR. The person you save most likely will be someone...
108. Colby's Crusade to cure Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
 Colby's Crusade to cure Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in support of Colby Audette of Pembroke.  From 11am-3pm. Includes Ry-J's Climbing Adventures, Spiderman and Princesses, silent auction and more. Walk starts at 11am.  Donations welcome.
109. Algonquin College Presents the History of Pembroke Series: Pembroke’s Golden Age (1861-1918):
Events and Festivals >> Workshops and Courses
 Pembroke’s Golden Age (1861-1918): With the coming of county government in the 1860s, Pembroke grew, almost overnight, from a rough community of log shanties to a model Victorian Town with a grand main street, impressive mansions and an equally impressive elite. This discussion...
110. Heartbeat Award
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
The Heartbeat Award is presented to the IHG (Intercontinental Hotel Group) hotel with the highest Heartbeat Score, who also has green ranking in all 6 metrics. The Holiday Inn Express in Pembroke has won this award for their high Heartbeat Score for a Canadian Hotel, without food and beverage....
111. FREE Concert: Uturn
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
Uturn's next event is called "What's Your Legacy?" Guest speaker Tom Haines will encourage us to live lives with lasting impact. If you've never come out for an event, visit uturnpembroke.com to see what it's all about. This Feb 28nd at 7PM, join us for a FREE evening...
112. Laurentian Valley (Township of)
Communities >> Communities
The former Townships of Stafford-Pembroke and the Township of Alice and Fraser amalgamated on January 1, 2000 to create the Township of Laurentian Valley.   Laurentian Valley surrounds the City of Pembroke and is located south of the Town of Petawawa.  It comprises a vast geographical...
113. Uturn: FREE CONCERT
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
Uturn's next event​, Nov 28th at 7PM, at FESTIVAL HALL in Pembroke, is​ called "​​​Accepted". ​Join us for a free evening of live music and a message of hope with guest speaker ​Scott Foreman. If you've never...
114. Kinette Club of Pembroke 6th Annual Basket Auction
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
Kinette Club of Pembroke 6th annual Gift Basket Auction at the Miramichi Lodge, 2nd Floor Auditorium. Preview 6 to 7 p.m. Live auction 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets $10.00 from  Jane or Nancy, or at the door. Amazing baskets for men, women and children. In support of Breaking the Silence suicide...
115. Downtown Connect: Your Community Expo
Events and Festivals >> Trade Shows
Downtown Connect: Your Community Expo Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017 Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Location: Pembroke Memorial Centre Come out to the PMC May 13 and enjoy a great day with the family at the annual Pembroke trade show. FREE admission! Interact with local businesses and organizations from...
116. Upper Ottawa River Race and Paddle Festival
Events and Festivals >> Sporting Events and Tournaments
FRIDAY - Reel Paddling Film Festival at Festival Hall. Only $8 admission SATURDAY - Canoe, Kayak, SUP or Outrigger Race 13km from Petawawa to Pembroke or 4km and 1km loops at Pembroke Riverside park. Games, Live music, Kids Area, Kids Races, Food and Fun! SUNDAY - Stand Up Paddle Fundraiser -...
117. Christkindlmarkt
Events and Festivals >> Holiday Celebrations
The Germania Club of Pembroke is holding its Christkindlmarkt, which is a German-style Christmas market, at its hall at 15 Bennett Street, Pembroke. Fri Nov 27, 15:00: Doors open for people with mobility challenges Fri Nov 27, 16:00 – 20:00 Sat Nov 28, 10:00 – 17:00 Sun Nov 29,...
118. Best Western Pembroke Inn and Conference Centre
Accommodations >> Hotels and Motels
 The BEST WESTERN Pembroke Inn and Conference Centre is a completely indoor facility, offering many different styles of accommodations, dining, a full fitness centre, tropical heated swimming pool and saunas. We have earned 3.5 stars by Canada Select for our commitment to guest services. In...
119. Pembroke Log Cabin Quilters Guild
Events and Festivals >> Art Shows and Exhibitions
The Pembroke Log Cabin Quilters Guild started in Sept 1984, and is still going strong. The guild is open to new members - we welcome anyone who is a quilter or would like to learn about quilting. We have members from all over the Upper Ottawa Valley. The guild offers presentations by guest ...
120. ZombieThrill WalkRun 2014
Events and Festivals >> Sporting Events and Tournaments
 A Fun Run/Walk and timed race to help the Canadian Cancer Society fight breast cancer - and defeat zombies!   The Zombie Thrill Run is a 2k “trick or treat” fun run/walk, a 5K timed run/walk and a 10k timed run. It will take place on the streets Pembroke Ontario October...
121. Cutting Edge Comedy and Dance Night
Events and Festivals >> Dances
You’re invited to the first annual Cutting Edge Comedy Night and Dance hosted by the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation on April 28th 2017, and it is going to be one event you won’t want to miss! Hosted at the newly opened Clarion Hotel, the doors will open at 7pm with a Yuk Yuk’s comedy...
122. 4-Day Cruise Promotes Tourism on the Ottawa River Waterway
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Pembroke, ON – July 12, 2012) – On the eve of the 400th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain’s historic voyage on the Ottawa River, a group of Ontario adventurers are riding from Pembroke to Temiskaming Shores and back on personal watercraft (PWC). In partnership with Ontario...
123. Haunted Halloween Fun at the Champlain Trail Museum
Events and Festivals >> Holiday Celebrations
Fellowes drama students and Museum volunteers will be playing spooky characters in the museum outbuildings!  There will be a wacky Dr. Frankenstein laboratory, face painting and pumpkin bowling in Founders Hall.  Kids that come wearing a costume receive a Hallowe’en treat! ...
124. Finnigan's Roadhouse
Dining >> Dining
Finnigan’s Road House Pembroke is locally renowned for authentic Canadian cooking in a casual dining atmosphere. If you’re looking for a meal with premium quality products where nothing is pre-packaged or heated, Finnigan’s Road House Pembroke still does cooking the old-fashioned...
125. Royal Candian Legion Pembroke Br 72 Legion Week
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
Tuesday, September 18 Old sweats euchre in lounge from 1 to 4 Darts fun night in hall registration 6:30 bring your own darts old tie fiddling, singing, step dancing night in lounge with jim beattie from 7 to 9 bring your own instrument. Wednesday, September 19 Veterans and Seniors appreciation...
126. Algonquin College Presents the History of Pembroke Series: Pembroke’s Wild West—”Not Half Ruffian Enough”
Events and Festivals >> Workshops and Courses
 Pembroke’s Wild West—”Not Half Ruffian Enough”: The title refers to a comment written home to England by Francis Codd, a young doctor who lived here in 1847. “Lord sir”, a patient said, “You should leave here for you’re not half ruffian...
127. 1st Annual Jason Blaine Celebrity Charity Golf Classic
Events and Festivals >> Sporting Events and Tournaments
Local county musician Jason Blaine and some celebrity friends will be hosting a celebrity charity golf classic to raise funds for local Pembroke and Petawawa causes.
128. Heritage Day in Pembroke
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
On Saturday Feb. 8th Heritage Pembroke will be presenting Heritage Day.  The event runs from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Calvin United Church Hall.  Admission is free.  Come and learn about local history, genealogy, the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation, local military...
129. myFM Radio 104.9 Pembroke-Petawawa
Media and Communications >> Media
130. Paint Nite Fundraiser for the Champlain Trail Museum
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
Come join the Paint Nite Fundraiser happening on Wednesday March 30th at the Pembroke Legion to benefit the Champlain Trail Museum’s Air Quality Fundraising project! Click here to register. 
131. A Vintage Affair Tea
Events and Festivals >> Art Shows and Exhibitions
On Saturday May 10th at 1:30 p.m. the Champlain Trail Museum will be holding A Vintage Affair Tea. This event will showcase the new Vintage Affair clothing exhibit at the Museum.  .  Visitors who attend are encouraged to dress up in vintage attire for the Tea.    The Champlain...
132. If dogs could talk, book launch
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
 Join us at Pembroke Public Library for the launching of the book, If dogs could talk: love joy and tears, by Patricia Costey-Henry. November 29th, 6:30pm. 
133. Annual Fiddling and Step Dancing Competition 2014
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
Join us every Labour Day Weekend, as Riverside Park becomes Fiddle Park, and thousands flock to Pembroke to enjoy traditional fiddle music and step dancing. Get our your dancing shoes and rosin up your bow! It's family fun at its best. Our Cultural Heritage  The FIddles of Pembroke And...
134. Allumette Island (Valley Explore)
Valley Explore >> Bike >> Bonnechere River and Valley
Information This trail loops around the perimeter of Allumette Island. The Island is about 20 km long by 10 km wide with a population of around 1500. There are excellent views of the Ottawa River, farmland, forests and the Laurentian Hills. The village of Chapeau - with the fine Alphonsus of...
135. Downtown HockeySpree
Events and Festivals >> Sporting Events and Tournaments
Downtown HockeySpree - Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 - 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Come and play street hockey right on the streets of Downtown Pembroke! Youth Division (10-14): $15/person Open Division (15-34): $20/person Old Timers Division (35+): $20/person Three-on-three format, plus goalies Competitive...
136. Summer Kids Day Champlain Trail Museum
Events and Festivals >> Events for Children
The Kids Day program runs in the mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.  Each morning is packed full of games, history bytes, crafts and new and exciting knowledge for children.    This year we have added new themes such as S’More Camping Please, Rio Olympics 2016, Superhero...
137. Carefor Charity Auction
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
17th Annual Carefor Charity Auction Saturday April 18, 2015 at the Germania Hall, Pembroke 4:30pm-9:00pm Live and Silent Auction, Balloon Burst, live entertainment, MC Fred Blackstein, Auctioneer Preston Cull, Chocolate Fountain and Roast Beef Dinner catered by Dreams Catering. Tickets $30...
138. First of Fall, Nostalgia Fair
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
Stop by to see local antique collectors and vendors showcase their objects including displays dedicated to homing pigeons and antique oil lamps.  Admission to the event is by donation. At 1:00 p.m. there will be a special plaque unveiling for the Government of Canada’s contribution to...
139. Champlain Trail Museum Birthday Party
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
 Saturday July 30th, the Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village will be celebrating its 58th Birthday!  There will be cake and ice cream from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  There will also be heritage demonstrations to take part in, such as blacksmithing and candle dipping. Museum...
140. Black and White Gala 2014
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
The Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation is proud to present their 9th Annual Black and White Gala at Garrison Petawawa's Normandy Officer's Mess on October 18th, 2014 at 6 p.m. 
141. Spring Rummage Sale
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
Holy Trinity Anglican Church is holding its SPRING Rummage Sale where Treasures can always be found. Saturday, April 29th, 2017. 8:30 am to 11:00 am Parish Hall 68 Renfrew St., Pembroke Everyone Welcome! Make this a Treasure Hunting Day with our Rummage Sale followed by Calvin United...
142. Ottawa Valley's Got Talent Contest
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
MEDIA RELEASE - May 22, 2009 (Pembroke, ON) It’s widely acknowledged that the Ottawa Valley has some of the best musicians in Canada. We’re renowned for our unique  fiddlers, dancers, singers, and musical performers- and many have traveled the world to showcase their talents,...
143. A Taste of Meditation
Events and Festivals >> Workshops and Courses
A Taste of Meditation, free introductory classes.1st Tuesday of each month at Pembroke Public Library. 6:45pm-7:45pm. With instructors Madhura and Vasistha Ishaya. Clear your mind and promote inner peace. Ages 15 and up.
144. Pembroke Bingo Country
Things to Do >> Indoor Recreation
145. Through the Doorway special walking tour event
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
On the ‘Through the Doorway’ interiors tour, guests will enjoy an unforgettable look inside some of Pembroke’s historic gems, accompanied by fascinating related tales and tidbits. “This tour begins with an in-depth look inside the Renfrew County Courthouse and jail, finished in 1867, with its...
146. Red Cross Babysitting Course
Events and Festivals >> Workshops and Courses
Basic first aid and caregiving skills are taught during this day long course. Youth, 11 years and older, will learn how to provide care to younger children, and how to prevent and respond to emergencies. This course will be held at the Red Cross Building in Pembroke on October 25th. For more...
147. Dai Bassett in Concert
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
Dai Bassett in Concert at the Champlain Trail Museum Entertainer Dai Bassett will be entertaining at the Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village Saturday March 28th at 7:00 pm. Come and see the many faces of "The Welsh Guy with the Big Smile". He will be singing lots of old...
148. English as a Second Language Chat Group
Events and Festivals >> Workshops and Courses
ESL (English as a Second Language) Chat Group meets at Pembroke Public Library every Wednesday and Thursday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. For more information call 613-732-4666 or 613-732-8844. Also looking for volunteers to join us! Meet new people and learn about different cultures!
149. Ottawa Valley CARSTAR's 'Great Strides Walk' for cystic fibrosis
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
We sincerely thank the Kinettes of Pembroke for their support, as well as Dominos Pizza, with more sponsors coming on board all the time. The music will be provided by the Graveline family and friends. You may now register as a participant at...
150. Champlain Trail Museum Hosts Appreciation Tea
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
The Champlain Trail Museum & Pioneer Village plans to hold an Appreciation Tea for its volunteers and patrons at the Museum on Wednesday, November 18th from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. (The majority of guests will be having tea from 11:30 to 12:30).  This is in honour of the hard work and...
151. Restoration of Train Equipment Complete at Champlain Trail Museum
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
(Pembroke) - On Sunday, June 27th the Ottawa Valley Historical Society will once again hold its Annual Strawberry Social at the Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village between 11:30 and 3:00 PM. The Museum is located at 1032 Pembroke Street East, across from the Pembroke Mall. At the Strawberry...
152. Drop In Craft at Pembroke LIbrary
Events and Festivals >> Events for Children
May 7th 10:30am - Kid's yoga 11:00am - Furry Tales 2:00pm - Lego Club Goofy the Therapy Dog is back at the library on Saturday from 11:00 – 12:00 am May 14th 10:30am - Kid's yoga 12:00pm - Wii Games 2:00pm - Lego Club 2:15pm - movie May 21st 10:30am - Kid's yoga 11:00am - Furry...
153. Gems of the Mind Writers' Club
Events and Festivals >> Workshops and Courses
Are you a writer? Good news! You don’t have to do it alone! Gems of the Mind Writers' Group meets 7:00pm the first and third Tuesday of each month at Pembroke Public Library. Gain peer support, opinions and inspiration that you can take home and use to make your project soar. Find the...
154. Museum Opening Day BBQ
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
On Saturday, May 28th the Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village will be holding a Museum Opening Day Barbeque. Be one of the first to see our new museum exhibits!  Our blacksmith will be on site demonstrating his many talents.  The museum will be open for regular hours 10:00 am to...
155. OVTA Announces Board of Directors for 2015-2016
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Pembroke, ON) – The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) is pleased to announce its Board of Directors for 2015 – 2016.   The Board of Directors, which is comprised of membership representatives from various sectors of the local tourism industry, was elected at the Annual...
156. St Lukes Annual Fall Supper
Events and Festivals >> Community and Parish Dinners
WHERE 307 Julien St. Pembroke WHEN Saturday, September 29, 2012 TIME4 - 7PM St. Luke’s Annual Fall Supper - Saturday 29 Sept. 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Cost is $12.00 for adults. Ages 6 yrs to 12 yrs $6.00. Kids...
157. Ottawa Valley Historical Society AGM
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
Guest speaker Del O’Brien will be speaking about his book “Pem-Air: The Community Airline that did it all”.  This promises to be an interesting talk.  He will have books on hand for sale as well.   The annual general meeting is open to the public.  Whether...
158. Night At the Museum Sleepover
Events and Festivals >> Events for Children
Call or email the Champlain Trail Museum to register your children for a Night at the Museum Sleepover on Friday October 30th!  We will be showing the movie "Night at the Museum" and we will have a Halloween themed craft, games and a pizza snack.  The sleepover is for children...
159. Songs of Christmas
Events and Festivals >> Holiday Celebrations
Songs of Christmas WHERESt John's Lutheran Church WHENSunday, December 02, 2012 TIME2-4pm SING THE SONGS OF CHRISTMAS !!! DAI BASSETT & MUSICAL FRIENDS VALLEY CONCERT continues at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church Corner...
160. Champlain Trail Museum's Annual Strawberry Social
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
Media Release For Immediate Release June 5, 2009 On Sunday, June 28th the Ottawa Valley Historical Society will once again hold its Annual Strawberry Social at the Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village between 11:30 and 3:00 PM. The Museum is located at 1032 Pembroke Street East, across from...
161. Holiday Skates at PMC
Events and Festivals >> Sporting Events and Tournaments
Enjoy free public skating this holiday season at the Pembroke Memorial Centre!   Friday, December 18, 2015 to Wednesday, December 30, 2015    Friday, December 18 – 7:25 to 8:35pm Monday, December 21 – 1:30 to 3:00pm Tuesday, December 22 – 1:30 to...
162. Canada 150 Trivia Night
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
The Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village is hosting a Canada 150 trivia night fundraiser from 7 to 9pm! Come test your knowledge on a number of subjects of Canadiana: literature, history, pop culture, science, geography, music and more!   Admission is $10.00 per person and we encourage...
163. Cultural Mapping Project: Steering Committee Volunteers Needed
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
Purpose: The City of Pembroke, the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) and the County of Renfrew are collaborating on a cultural mapping project for Pembroke and the Ottawa Valley. Three Cultural Steering Committees representative of the geographical region will provide leadership and support...
164. 2nd Annual Mixed Slo Pitch Tournament
Events and Festivals >> Sporting Events and Tournaments
Play ball and support a great cause - the Kidney Foundation of Canada! Maximum of 12 teams Minimum of 5 girls per team $200 per team for minimum of two games Register with Cathy or Don Sutherland at: 613-633-3794 or 613-633-3299 or 613-586-2591 or mcsutherland1954@gmail.com Proceeds support the...
165. 2015 Renfrew County Economic Development Summit
Events and Festivals >> Workshops and Courses
2015 County of Renfrew Economic Development Summit October 21, 2016 Starts: 8:30am Ends: 3:30pm   At Best Western Pembroke Inn & Conference Centre (1 International Drive, Pembroke, ON K8A 6W5)   Join us for the 2015 County of Renfrew Economic Development Summit for business...
166. Cultural Mapping Website Officially Launched
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
Pembroke, ON –The City of Pembroke, working in partnership with the County of Renfrew and the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA), is excited to announce the launch of the Ottawa Valley’s official Cultural Mapping website, www.OttawaValleyCulture.ca. More than a year in the making,...
167. Winter Birds at your Feeder
Events and Festivals >> Winter Events
The Golden Lake and Area Community Group are hosting a slide show and presentation by Mr. Christian Renault of the Pembroke and Area Naturalists and Vans Feed Supply. This is a community event and everyone is welcome. This event will take place at the Golden Lake Community Center(Corner of Highway...
168. 2015 Renfrew County Economic Development Summit
Events and Festivals >> Workshops and Courses
2015 County of Renfrew Economic Development Summit   October 21, 2016 Starts: 8:30am Ends: 3:30pm   At Best Western Pembroke Inn & Conference Centre (1 International Drive, Pembroke, ON K8A 6W5)   Join us for the 2015 County of Renfrew Economic Development Summit for...
169. Story Time and Crafts
Events and Festivals >> Events for Children
Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Pembroke Public Library 10:30 am May 3rd & 4th Theme - Mother's Day May 10th & 11th Theme - Flowers May 17th & 18th Theme - Monsters May 24th & 25th Theme - Bugs May 31st & June 1st Theme - Ice Cream
170. Carefor Maple Sugar Brunch and Competition
Events and Festivals >> Winter Events
Maple Sugar Brunch and Competition Sunday March 1, 2015 at the Germania Hall, Pembroke from 10:30am-2:00pm. Full Bushwackers Brunch by Dreams Catering, Maple Syrup Fountain, Art Exhibition curated by Purvis Gallery, Silent Auction, meet our Celebrity Judges, the best bakers, Chefs Restaurants and...
171. Delicious Deals at your favourite restaurants throughout the County
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
Pembroke, ON – The County of Renfrew’s Economic Development Division, in partnership with the City of Pembroke and Ottawa Valley Tourist Association, is excited to announce the official application process for the first ever VALLEYLICIOUS dining event has begun. Based on experiences in...
172. OVTA Announces Board of Directors
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) is pleased to announce its Board of Directors for 2013 – 2016.   The Board of Directors, which is comprised of membership representatives from various sectors of the local tourism industry, was elected at the Annual General Meeting held on...
173. Snospree
Events and Festivals >> Winter Events
 Check out the Schedule of Events for dates, times and locations 
174. Best Western Pembroke Inn and Conference Centre Takes Environment to Heart with Green Initiative
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
(Pembroke, Ontario) - The Best Western Pembroke Inn & Conference Centreis pleased to announce that it has achieved a 5 Green Key rating through the Green Key Eco-Rating Program.  A 5 Green Key rating demonstrates that the Best Western in Pembroke exemplifies the highest standards of...
175. Strawberry Social Time at the Champlain Trail Museum
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
Press Release for immediate release June 23, 2009   On Sunday, June 28th the Ottawa Valley Historical Society will once again hold its Annual Strawberry Social at the Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village between 11:30 and 3:00 PM. The Museum is located at 1032 Pembroke Street East,...
176. Valdy-May 29, Renfrew Legion-Tickets at Mill Music
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
TICKETS ON SALE AT MILL MUSIC IN RENFREW (613-432-4381), BOB'S MUSIC PEMBROKE AND AT THE LEGION IN RENFREW. 18 ALBUMS, 24 SINGLES, 4 GOLD RECORDS AND 1 ORDER OF CANADA. VALDY IS A LEGEND! "ONE OF CANADA'S MOST PUREST AND CREDIBLE STORY TELLERS"...Toronto Star ...
177. Christmas Market
Events and Festivals >> Holiday Celebrations
The Champlain Trail Museum is holding its first Christmas Market on Saturday December 3rd, 2016. From 10:00 am to 5:00 p.m.  Tour our museum and pioneer buildings and start your Christmas shopping! There will be a raffle draw and for a $5 donation you can also get your purchases wrapped by...
178. Kiwanis Comedy Dinner Show
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
The Kiwanis Club of Pembroke presents... A Comedy Dinner Show at Hugli's Blueberry Ranch, Friday August 21st with professional comedians Pete Zedlacher and Christina Walkinshaw and their clean style humour. A Roast Beef Buffet Dinner will be served at 6:30pm followed by the show. $60/ticket. ...
179. Quilting in the Valley
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
Saturday May 30th, 2015- 10am-5pm Sunday May 31, 2015- 12-5pm Admission $6 (children free with an adult) Merchant Mall, Tea Room, Quilt Appraiser **Queen Size raffle quilt batik autumn leaves 
180. Ballet Magnificat's Hiding Place
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
About Hiding Place: Back by popular demand, Ballet Magnificat! will be performing its highly-anticipated presentation of the Hiding Place. Set in the war zone of Dutch Haarlem in 1944, Hiding Place is a portrayal of divinely inspired forgiveness in the midst of desperate and unimaginable...
181. Spruceholme Inn
Accommodations >> Hotels and Motels
Spruceholme Inn, built in 1875, is located in Fort Coulonge, Quebec. We have 21 guestrooms on site, a hot tub and sauna, Bryson’s Bistro and a Conference Centre. Conveniently located an hour and 15 minutes from Ottawa and 35 minutes from Pembroke, Fort Coulonge provides a quick getaway to a...
182. SIZZLING LATINO with the PEMBROKE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
Latin and Cuban Music featuring special guests: Karen Donnelly, principal trumpet NACO and dancers of Salsa Chameleon Dance Productions. Tickets: 613-735-2182 or www.festhall.ca Adult $25 Student $15 Under 12 FREE
183. Square Timber Brewing Company
Dining >> Craft Breweries and Cideries
Hand-hewn ales and lagers from the heart of the Ottawa Valley.   Square Timber Brewing Company is a small, independent craft brewery located in Pembroke, Ontario. Come check us out!   Retail store hours: Fri 3pm-6pm & Sat 1pm-4pm
184. Feast of the Farms presented by Ottawa Valley Food Co-op
Events and Festivals >> Community and Parish Dinners
  Join us for the Ottawa Valley Food Co-op's fourth annual "Feast of the Farms" dinner and fundraising auction event - part of Pembroke’s Sno-Spree on Saturday, February 6th, 2016 from 5 - 9 pm at the Calvin United Church Hall, 276 Church St, Pembroke.   EXCITING...
185. UTURN Concert: We Will See Him
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
Uturn's next event is called "Shepherds, Wise Men, You and Me: WE WILL SEE HIM" with guest speaker Leon. We will be celebrating the approach of Christmas and considering the eternal impact of seeing Jesus. If you've never come out for an event, visit uturnpembroke.com to see...
186. Kids Days at the Champlain Trail Museum
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
The Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village continues to hold Kids Days from 1-4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Fridays for the rest of July and August. This summer’s Kids Day programs are not to be missed! Highlights of programs coming up in August include First Nations Day with Skip Ross...
187. Night At the Museum Sleepover
Events and Festivals >> Events for Children
Call or email the Champlain Trail Museum to register your children for a Night at the Museum Sleepover on Saturday October 22nd!  We will be showing the movie "Night at the Museum Part 2: Battle of the Smithsonian" and we will have a Halloween themed activities, games and a pizza...
188. Pembroke TELUS Ride for Dad 2014
Events and Festivals >> Winter Events
Register for this ride and enjoy not only a day full of winter fun but the knowledge that you made a difference in cancer research!
189. EconoLodge Pembroke
Accommodations >> Hotels and Motels
190. Queens Diamond Jubilee Lunch
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
On Thursday July 12th the Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village will be holding a Queens Diamond Jubilee Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the grounds of the Museum.  The Museum is located at 1032 Pembroke Street East, across from the Pembroke Mall.  For $10.00 guests will enjoy...
191. And the Ottawa Valley Tourism Awards go to
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Pembroke, ON) – The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) announced the nominees and recipients of the inaugural Ottawa Valley Tourism Awards at their recent tourism conference held at the Calabogie Highlands Golf Resort. The recipient of the Marilyn Alexander Tourism Champion Award was...
192. OVTA Announces Board of Directors for 2010 2011
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Pembroke, ON) – The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) is pleased to announce its Board of Directors for 2010 – 2011. The Board of Directors, which is comprised of membership representatives from various sectors of the local tourism industry, was elected at the Annual General...
193. Pembroke Mall
Shopping and Services >> Shopping
   
194. Nostalgia Fair
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
 The Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village is holding a Nostalgia Fair on Saturday September 20th!  The event runs from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. There will be spinning and weaving demonstrations in the pioneer home, a Rockhound geology exhibit in Founders Hall, Log Cabin quilters...
195. Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology
Shopping and Services >> Suppliers and Professional Services
Our new Waterfront Campus is located in the City of Pembroke, approximately 140 km. northwest of downtown Ottawa.  We’re surrounded by beautiful countryside, forests, lakes and rivers–the perfect location for some of the most exhilarating outdoor programs on earth. We are home...
196. Downtown Funk Street Party
Events and Festivals >> Festivals
Join Downtown Pembroke Saturday, Oct. 1 from 3-7 p.m. as it hosts the Downtown Funk Street Party! Party right on the streets of downtown while enjoying live music at Kerry’s Place, family karaoke at Lasso Live, a DJ dance party with Maximum EVENTertainment, free photo booth, hip hop dance...
197. Kiwanis presents the Festival of Stars 2014
Events and Festivals >> Festivals
 Festival of Stars - Thursday, March 20, 2014  @ 7:00 PM The Festival of Stars is the wrap up evening for the Pembroke Music Festival. This year is at Festival Hall...
198. Travelodge Hotel Pembroke
Accommodations >> Hotels and Motels
199. The Adventurers Book Club at the Pembroke Library
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
JOIN TODAY! Age 10+ FIRST MEETING-MONDAY SEPTEMBER 17th @ 7PM ONCE A MONTH...YOU READ THE SAME BOOK. YOU CAN DO COOL AT HOME PROJECTS. YOU MEET NEW KIDS AND DO GROUP ACTIVITIES MOST IMPORTANTLY WE DISCUSS BOOKS WHAT YOU LOVE, HATE AND WANT MORE OF!  
200. Algonquin College Presents Options 2014 - Skilled Trades Career Fair
Events and Festivals >> Trade Shows
SKILLS COMPETITION EVENTS (SCOPES) Braiding 2014 Bridal Hair 2014 Cabinet Making 2014 Cake Decorating 2014 Carpentry Pairs 2014 Culinary Arts 2014 Desktop Publishing 2014 Design & Sewing 2014 Digital Photography 2014 Fantasy Hair 2014 Nail Art 2014 Small Engine 2014 Team of 4...
201. Cooking for a Cause BBQ - Relay for Life
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
Join us at Chartwell Pembroke Heritage Retirement Residence on Tuesday April 29th at 4pm for our BBQ featuring local musical entertainment, give aways and door prizes all in support of a great cause!
202. The Sutherland Team Third Annual Mixed Slo Pitch Tournament
Events and Festivals >> Sporting Events and Tournaments
Play ball and support the Kidney Foundation! Join The Sutherland Team for the Third Annual Mixed Slo Pitch Tournament July 10-11, 2015 at the Stafford Ball Diamond Maximum 12 teams – so register early! Minimum four girls per team $200 per team, with a two-game guarantee To register, contact Cathy...
203. OVTA hosts 2nd Annual Ottawa Valley Tourism Trade Show
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Pembroke, ON) – The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) is excited to announce that the 2nd annual Ottawa Valley Tourism Trade Show will take place Wednesday, June 24th, from 12pm – 8pm, in the Pembroke Mall. The primary focus of this event is to educate frontline staff across...
204. Guys Night Out! Community Living Fundraiser
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
Guys Night Out: September 18th The Guy's Night Out is a unique event filled with the things guys like to do, and raising money for Community Living. Join us for an evening of casinos, a live auction, 50-50 draw and sport celebrities all in the name of a good cause. Proceeds will support Community...
205. Ottawa Valley Craft Beer Festival
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
OTTAWA VALLEY CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL TURNS 2! We are pleased to announce the second edition of the Ottawa Valley Craft Beer Festival. Twelve craft breweries from the Ottawa Valley and others parts of Ontario will present their tastiest offerings for the people of the Valley to sample and enjoy....
206. Kiwanis Music Festival 2014
Events and Festivals >> Festivals
Kiwanis Music Festival   The Pembroke Kiwanis Club has organized the Kiwanis Music Festival since 1949. It provides a venue for Pembroke and area youth to showcase their talent in a theatre setting as well as receive feedback from the well recognized...
207. 2015 Santa Claus Parade of Lights
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
 To register a float or for more information on the parade, click here
208. Pembroke Legion Chilli cook off
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
Bring your favorite chilli recipe all made up in a crockpot at 4:00 p.m. Celebrity judges will taste. Public and members may also taste and vote on all Chilli for $5.00 donation to branch. Winners will be announced, there will be prizes. Landry and Madill are the entertainment in the lounge from...
209. FREE Uturn Easter Event
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
Uturn's next event is called "EASTER Eternally Changed Changes Everything". We will be celebrating Easter and why we believe that the event there changed us for eternity and why that should change us today. If you've never come out for an event, visit our website to see what...
210. Peter Doran Memorial Ride
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
 The Peter Doran Memorial Ride is taking place this year on Saturday May 18th. This ride replaces our former Pink Ride & Red Ride.  The executive thought it only fitting that this ride be dedicated to Pete Doran with all the proceeds going to the MRI Fund for the Pembroke hospital...
211. Celebrating Women in Business Workshop
Events and Festivals >> Workshops and Courses
  Celebrating Women In Business Inspiring Change – Remodel – Don’t Move! Enterprise Renfrew County (ERC) is proud to announce that in recognition of International Women’s Day and in partnership with various organizations ERC will host A Women's Day Event on...
212. Ottawa Valley Visitor Information Centres Open for 2011 Season
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Pembroke) - The Visitor Information Centres in Renfrew County are now open to welcome visitors to the Ottawa Valley.   In preparation of the opening of the centres, the Visitor Information Centre (VIC) staff, also known as Tourism Ambassadors, recently participated in a 3-day...
213. Pembroke Symphony Orchestra
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
Time is extremely important in our life; it helps us structure our daily lives and activities so that we can live more organized, productive lives. Time is an essential marker for us while we work, play, and grow older. This concert is our celebration of Time. All music for this concert will have...
214. UTURN: Live in Hope
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
U-turn's next event is June 28, 2014 at 7PM at Pembroke Marina's Amphitheatre. Admission is FREE! Come out for live music and a message of hope. For more details go to uturnpembroke.com. For poster click here: http://uturnpembroke.com/resources/poster.pdf
215. Ottawa Valley Tourism Trade Show
Events and Festivals >> Trade Shows
Do you work in customer service or live in the Ottawa Valley? Then be sure to come to the 2nd annual Ottawa Valley Tourism Trade Show, Wednesday, June 24th, from 12pm – 8pm, in the Pembroke Mall.  This FREE event is for frontline staff (those who deal directly with customers) and...
216. The Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village Museum Open House
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
 The Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village will be holding a Museum Open House.  The Open House will be a chance for visitors to have a behind the scenes look as the Museum launches its new season.  The event will also showcase volunteer opportunities at the Museum and let...
217. 2015 OHTourism Summit, October 26 - 27
Events and Festivals >> Workshops and Courses
The Ontario's Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) is pleased to invite you to register for their 5th Annual Tourism Conference & AGM, also known as OH!Tourism Summit. This year's event takes place at the Best Western Pembroke Inn & Conference Centre in Pembroke on...
218. Pancake Luncheon
Events and Festivals >> Community and Parish Dinners
Holy Trinity Anglican Church (68 Renfrew St. Pembroke) is having their annual Pancake Luncheon on Tuesday, February 17 from 11 am until 1:30 pm. Adults $6 and no charge for children. Enjoy Pancakes served with Real Maple Syrup, Sausages, Baked Beans, Dessert and Beverage. Everyone is welcome!...
219. OVTA Announces 2011-2012 Board of Directors
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Pembroke, ON) – The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) is pleased to announce its Board of Directors for 2011 – 2012. The Board of Directors, which is comprised of membership representatives from various sectors of the local tourism industry, was elected at the Annual General...
220. Timberline Monster Poker Run
Events and Festivals >> Winter Events
Join us for our annual Timberline S/C Monster Poker Run Saturday Jan 31st at 4pm. Evening run, bonfire checkpoint, lots of prizes. #2 Henan Road Pembroke, right on the TOP A/B & #121 trail.    
221. FREE CONCERT: UTURN - TURNING POINT
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
Uturn's next free concert is called "Turning Point". We will be outside at Pembroke's Waterfront Amphitheatre singing songs and sharing a message of hope. Come join us!
222. THIRD ANNUAL CHARITY CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
Come help us celebrate the Third Annual Charity Christmas Bazaar. SUPPORTING THE OPP ANGEL TREE PROGRAM & ST. JOSEPH'S FOOD BANK! Location: Travelodge Hotel 900 Pembroke Street East K8A 3M2 Admission: $2 or non-perishable food donation Contact Alisha Shea for more info 613 312 9551
223. Wesley United Church Irish Stew Supper
Events and Festivals >> Community and Parish Dinners
Enjoy delicious Irish Stew, home-style bread, dessert and entertainment by local fiddlers and stepdancers. March 17, 2014 at 5.30 p.m. Tickets $12.00: Children $6.50: Under 5 eat for free Tickets available at the door or call church office at 613 735 6132
224. OVTA hosts 2nd Annual Ottawa Valley Tourism Trade Show
About the OVTA >> Ottawa Valley Tourism Trade Show
The 2nd annual Ottawa Valley Tourism Trade Show took place June 24th, from 12pm – 8pm, in the Pembroke Mall. The primary focus of the event is to educate frontline staff across all sectors (those who deal directly with customers) on the tourism experiences and products available in the...
225. Terry O'Reilly to speak at Annual Tourism Summit
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
 Pembroke, ON (Sept 20, 2015) –  Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization’s (OHTO) is excited to announce their two-day annual tourism conference & AGM will take place October, 26 & 27th at the Best Western Pembroke Conference Centre & Inn. This year’s...
226. Daddy's Little Princess Ball
Events and Festivals >> Events for Children
 An Ottawa Valley Fundraiser for CHEO! Daddy's Little Princess Ball Formal gala for fathers and their daughters. (Girls ages 6-12) November 14, 2015 ar 4pm Germania Club Pembroke Online Auction open to all residents of the Ottawa Valley Tickets, auction, and information...
227. Creating Regional Awareness Through Digital Media
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Pembroke, ON) - In an ongoing effort to promote the Ontario’s Highlands region as a tourist destination, an area which includes the counties of Frontenac, Haliburton, Hastings, Lanark, Lennox and Addington, and Renfrew, the Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) will be...
228. Family Day at Champlain Trail Museum
Events and Festivals >> Art Shows and Exhibitions
We will be offering a special rate of $8.00 per family, (maximum two adults and three children).     We will have a scavenger hunt of the Museum for children to take and do.  Also, there will be a slideshow of historical Pembroke photos being shown throughout the...
229. Come Wander the 3rd Annual Ottawa Valley Tourism Trade Show 2016
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
  Come Wander the 3rd Annual Ottawa Valley Tourism Trade Show (Pembroke, ON) – The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) is excited to announce that the 3rd annual Ottawa Valley Tourism Trade Show will take place Tuesday, June 28th, from 12pm – 7pm, in the Pembroke...
230. White Pine Yoga Grand Opening
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
Come play and party and connect with like minded individuals in our new welcoming yoga space! Visit our new studio, located at 72 Pembroke Street West, between 11 am - 2pm and enjoy free: Free yoga passes Raffle and giveaways Mini massages by Amanda Cunic (RMT) Kids yoga...
231. Art of the Valley
Events and Festivals >> Art Shows and Exhibitions
 Art of the Valley comes to South of 60 Art Centre. A selection of works from the 2014 Valley Arts Council's juried exhibition features artists from across the Ottawa Valley. The exhibition opened at Festival Hall in Pembroke on 1st May.  For the first time you can see selected works from...
232. Pontiac Tourism
Info Centre >> Tourism Partners
Pontiac County (or the Pontiac, as referred to by many), is situated in the southwest portion of Quebec's Outaouais region in the province of Québec. Accessible by way of the Ottawa River and provincial highways 148 west, 301 and 303, the Pontiac welcomes visitors from around the globe in...
233. myFM Radio
Info Centre >> Corporate Sponsors and Partners
myFM Radio is an Ontario based broadcaster currently operating a group of radio stations throughout the province, including three in the Ottawa Valley. myFM is dedicated to delivering superior customer service and exceeding the expectations of its' customers, while providing...
234. Sports Card and Other Collectibles Liquidation Sale
Events and Festivals >> Trade Shows
Sports, Non-Sport & Collectibles Liquidation Sale 4 hours only on Sunday, May 31, 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm at the Travelodge Hotel in Pembroke. Our last sale of the season will be our largest ever, with discounts of 50% on ALL items. Sporrts and Non-Sports card sets, unopened boxes, and single...
235. OVTA Announces Winners of "Remember When" Photo Contest
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Pembroke, ON) – The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) is pleased to announce the winners of the “Remember When” photo contest, which ran for the month of August. The contest invited visitors and residents to submit pictures of their most memorable vacations in the Ottawa...
236. Maple Brunch and Dessert Competition
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
It is that sweet time of year again! Carefor Health and Community Services’ Maple Brunch and Dessert Competition is just around the corner. Join us for an afternoon filled with delicious desserts as our judges award one competitor with the title “Best Maple Dessert in the Valley!” All proceeds from...
237. 7th Annual Sneak a Peek Wine and Cheese Fundraising Gala
Events and Festivals >> Sporting Events and Tournaments
  On May 1st, at 7pm, the Champlain Trail Museum will be holding its seventh annual Sneak a Peek Fundraising Gala.  Celebrate the beginning of Spring with an “Art, Taste and Tour” of the Museum! Featured artists at the event will be Jaime Lee Lightle, James Lightle and Phil...
238. 2009 Waterfront Festival Promises to be the Best Yet!
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
Media Release May 29, 2009   Local Talent.Local Flavour. Local Flair! That’s what’s has been promised and that’s what is being delivered at the 2009 Waterfront Festival –A Celebration of the Ottawa Valley. This year’s festival will be filled with music,...
239. Free Concert - Uturn - Here with a Purpose
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
Uturn's next event is called "​​Here with a Purpose". ​Join us for a free evening of live music and a message of hope with guest speaker Kevin Bloodworth. If you've never come out for an event, visit uturnpembroke.com to see what it's all...
240. 2010 Rural Ramble Marketing Campaign Announced
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
Pembroke, ON) - The marketing campaign for the 2010 Rural Ramble was finalized at the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association’s (OVTA) April marketing committee meeting, and it will be big! The marketing campaign for the 2010 Rural Ramble will include the insertion of 20,000 full-colour Rural...
241. Roast Beef Dinner Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015 (4 pm to 6 pm)
Events and Festivals >> Community and Parish Dinners
6th Annual Roast Beef Dinner at Holy Trinity Anglican Church (68 Renfrew St., Pembroke) on Sunday, September 13 from 4 pm to 6 pm. Menu includes: Roast Beef, mashed potatoes, vegetables, coleslaw, rolls, tea or coffee and homemade pies for dessert. Adults $15, Students $10, Children (7 to 12 years)...
242. Renfrew - Calabogie on the Old KandP (Valley Explore)
Valley Explore >> Bike >> Madawaska River and Highlands
Information The abandoned Kingston to Pembroke (K & P) Railway is a popular recreation trail. This tour travels down to Calabogie along the K & P and returns by some of the small back roads that are abundant in the area. There are some hills on the way back from Calabogie along the roads,...
243. Ontario's Highlands Tourism Organization holds its first AGM
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Pembroke, ON) – The recently formed Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) will be holding its first Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Calabogie Peaks Resort in Calabogie, Ontario on Tuesday, February 22, 2011. The AGM will run from 10 am to noon, and will include the...
244. Brum's Dairy Limited
Dining >> Dining
Complete line of dairy products. Produced in Renfrew County, processed at our plant in Pembroke, and distributed throughout Renfrew County and points beyond. Attractive dairy bar located at 631 Bruham Ave. with fresh dairy products, ice cream & milkshakes available.
245. East Side Mario's (Pembroke)
Dining >> Dining
This chain restuarant has undergone some renovation and new branding.  It offers a great value at a great price.  Great food and a family centre.
246. Corb Lund: Festival of Small Halls
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
Pembroke Festival Hall is welcoming Corb Lund as part of the Festival of Small Halls at 7 p.m. on Sept. 19! Goth girls to survivalists, bovines to bibles, antique pistols to vintage motorcycles: Alberta-born honky-tonker Corb Lund’s songcraft covers it all. From a rustic retreat deep...
247. Heels for Health
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
 October 15 will be a fun evening with your girlfriends, being pampered while you shop for a good cause.  Tickets are only $10 can be purchased at both Holiday Inn and Carefor or online.  Remember to wear your favourite heels and bring your cell phones as you can help the judges...
248. Champlain Trail Museum Open for 2009 Season
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
Media Release May 30, 2009 For Immediate Release     The Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village is now open for tours!  The Museum is open for tours from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.  In July and August the Museum will be open Monday to Saturday from 10 am to...
249. Forest Lea Trails (Valley Explore)
Valley Explore >> XC Ski >> Cross-Country Skiing Guide
Information The Pembroke Cross-country Ski Club maintains the Forest Lea Cross-country Ski Trails in the winter. There are 19 km of skating trails and 14 km of classical trails suitable for all abilities. The trail layout is based on a "stacked loop concept" consisting of 4 trail...
250. CBC Cross Country Checkup hosted at Algonguin College Waterfront Campus
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
CBC’s Rex Murphy will host his weekly national radio call-in show, Cross Country Checkup on Sunday, March 1st at Algonquin College's Waterfront Campus in Pembroke, Ontario. Callers from across the country will join the conversation, as will some members of the studio audience made up of...
251. Waltham's Annual Christmas Craft and Bake Sale
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
Waltham's Annual Christmas Craft/Bake Sale. Saturday November 8th 2014, at Waltham's Town Hall from 9:00 am-4:00 pm. On hwy 148, 15 minutes from the Pembroke/Quebec turn-off. Raffle will be for a Christmas Dinner(frozen turkey, 10lbs of potatoes, stuffing, cranberries and other trimmings)...
252. Dr. Kim Armstrong Turkey Trot 10 K Run and 5 K WalkRun 2014
Events and Festivals >> Sporting Events and Tournaments
Funds raised go towards the Kim Armstrong Bursary Fund and the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation. This annual event is heading into its 10th year in 2014.  The Running Room supports the registration of this event and participants are strongly encouraged to register before September...
253. Talent Pool is Growing in the Ottawa Valley's Got Talent Contest!
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
Press Release for immediate Release July 10, 2009 (Pembroke, Ontario) -  Six great performers went head to head to prove that they have talent last night before a packed house at the Riverwalk Amphitheatre. The talented artists all had the crowd on their feet and cheering as they...
254. Jason Blaine Foundation Concert
Events and Festivals >> Festivals
 The event will be scheduled over 2 days, Tuesday, June 16th and Wednesday, June 17th. Cost to participants will be $200.00 each and there will be sponsorship opportunities available. Tuesday night will be the Night with the Stars: which will be held at the Pembroke Memorial Centre. Guests...
255. The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association Highlights Impact of Travel Industry in Renfrew County Meet and Greet Helps Kick-start Tourism Week in Canada
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association Highlights Impact of Travel Industry in Renfrew County Meet & Greet Helps Kick-start Tourism Week in Canada   Pembroke — On May 14th, the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association will host a special “Meet & Greet” as part of the...
256. Festival of Trees and Snowflake Gala
Events and Festivals >> Holiday Celebrations
Festival of Trees Snowflake Gala - A magical evening. Enjoy a delicious dinner catered by Ullrich's and dance the night away! Saturday, November 21st at the Petawawa Civic Centre. Bid on live and silent auctions, view beautifully decorated trees & wreaths, all proceeds will support local...
257. Story Time and Crafts
Events and Festivals >> Events for Children
Hugs, Snuggles & Rhymes: Story Time for Infants & Toddlers. Fridays at 10:30 am & Crafts for Twos at 11:00 am. Child Health Clinic - May 6th 10 am - 11:30 am Well Baby Clinic - May 13th, 20th and 27th 10 am - 11:30 am Like us on the Pembroke Public Library Facebook page for updates, special...
258. Spring Business Leadership Conference
Events and Festivals >> Workshops and Courses
Algonquin College's Spring Business Leadership Conference is a one day event that includes a key note speaker, several workshops presented by subject matter experts, networking opportunities, an after conference social and an awards program that celebrates a local business. This year's key...
259. Plenty of Rural Ramble activities left to enjoy!
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
Plenty of Rural Ramble activities left to enjoy! (Pembroke) – We are two weeks into our annual Rural Ramble and many great activities remain to be discovered; in fact, there are events taking place right up until October 31st for Ramblers to enjoy.   Organized by the Ottawa Valley...
260. Celebrate the harvest with the Rural Rambles Agriculture and Food Weekend
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Pembroke, ON) – Celebrate the harvest with a farm adventure and delicious local cuisine with the Rural Ramble’s Agriculture & Food weekend, September 25th and 26th. A healthy appetite for knowledge and good food is a must for this theme weekend! Some of the things a Rambler can...
261. Ottawa Valley Historical Society Annual General Meeting
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
  Champlain Trail Museum’s Manager/Curator Angela Siebarth and 42nd Field Regimental Museum Coordinator Robert Clauson will be discussing the exciting progress of the Renfrew County Museums Network to date Whether you are interested in becoming a new member or renewing your membership...
262. Ottawa Valley Historical Society Annual General Meeting
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
  Champlain Trail Museum’s Manager/Curator Angela Siebarth and 42nd Field Regimental Museum Coordinator Robert Clauson will be discussing the exciting progress of the Renfrew County Museums Network to date Whether you are interested in becoming a new member or renewing your membership...
263. High Times at the Heart Institute
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
Bonnie and Brad are having a Stag and Doe to pay for their upcoming wedding. Dee, their Maid of Honour, is still getting over being left at the altar. Mandy and Rob are getting married, even though their wedding tent blew away in last night's storm. And Jay just found out his entire...
264. Columbus House Superhero RunWalkStrollTrike
Events and Festivals >> Events for Children
Columbus House is hosting it's first 'Superhero Run' at Riverside Park. Families are encouraged to dress up as their favourite superhero (princesses and Knights also welcome) for a 1 ½ km. run/walk/stroll/trike along the waterfront. Registration begins at 9:15 at the Pavilion at Riverside...
265. Holiday Inn Express Pembroke
Accommodations >> Hotels and Motels
Located at the corner of Highway 17 and 41, enjoy our indoor heated pool, weight room and business centre, with full digital capabilities. All rooms are equipped with complimentary WIFI and hardwired internet access as well as a fridge and microwave and feature either a king or queen bed.  Our...
266. Nominations Now Open for 2017 Ottawa Valley Tourism Awards
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
   (Pembroke, ON) – Nominations are officially open for the 2017 Ottawa Valley Tourism Awards.   The Ottawa Valley Tourism Awards, introduced in 2014, are presented annually by the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) to participating OVTA members. The Ottawa Valley...
267. Valleylicious
Events and Festivals >> Winter Events
VALLEYLICIOUS has been created to promote restaurants and dining experiences throughout the Ottawa Valley as an added bonus to our winter tourism season. From March 1 to 31, 2013, diners will have an opportunity to experience fare at Valley restaurants through fixed-price...
268. Let's Get Ready to Ramble: 2011 Rural Ramble Applications Now Being Accepted
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
  (Pembroke, ON) – Applications are now being accepted for the 2011 Rural Ramble. The 2011 Rural Ramble will be a festival to remember, with four theme weekends set up to showcase the unique aspects of rural living in the Ottawa Valley. The themed weekends are: Adventure &...
269. Ottawa Valley Fall Songwriter Concert
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
The Ottawa Valley is known for its heritage of music and it is fantastic that here are quite a few artists performing at local restaurants, pubs and festival venues, but what is missing from the music scene are opportunities to showcase local songwriting talents. The Ottawa Valley Songwriter...
270. 3rd Annual Ottawa Valley Tourism Trade Show
Events and Festivals >> Trade Shows
Come Wander the Ottawa Valley Tourism Trade Show From whitewater rafting and recreational geology to community festivals and events, there is no shortage of things to see and do right in your own backyard. Visit over 20 exhibitors, including attractions and museums, accommodations and...
271. Sneak a Peek Fundraising Gala
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
Cards of Barbara Blackstein’s paintings will also be for sale for one last time at the event, with all proceeds going to Pembroke’s Bickle Fire Truck exhibit.  There will also be a silent auction. Tickets for this adult only event are available in advance or at the door.  The...
272. 18th Anniversary Christmas Open House
Events and Festivals >> Holiday Celebrations
18th Anniversary Christmas Open House Friday Nov.21 to Sunday Nov 23/14 18% off all Country Home Candles 18% off all Tree Ornaments In-Store Specials Select Tart Warmers $12.99 spec. Country Skates Buy one get one 50%off Country Star with Berries $23.99  - reg. $ 29.99 See Facebook for...
273. See Giant Pumpkins at Huglis Blueberry Ranch
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
Pembroke: See some of the largest pumpkins and vegetables grown in the world! Competitors and spectators are invited to Hugli’s Blueberry Ranch on Saturday, September 22nd for the GPC Sanctioned Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off for Eastern Ontario and Quebec.   The event kicks off...
274. Ottawa Valley Motorcycle FAM Tour a 'Revving' Success
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Pembroke, ON) – The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) is proud to report that the recent Motorcycle Media Familiarization (FAM) Tour was a great success. The 8 participating moto-journalists had a wonderful time and the positive editorial coverage of the area is starting to pour...
275. Worlds Biggest Walk Pembroke
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
Come and take part in the Worlds Biggest Walk happening on Saturday November 8th at 9:00 am for organ donation and transplantation.  The walk starts at the Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village and continues to Moncions Grocers and back to the Museum. Because the opportunities for organ...
276. Champlain Trail Museum Annual Strawberry Social
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
Come to the Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village starting at 11:30 on Sunday June 29th and enjoy cake, ice cream and locally grown strawberries at the Ottawa Valley Historical Society's Annual Strawberry Social.  There will be a display of classic cars from the...
277. Petawawa's Wellness and Craft Show
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
Healing in the Valley is thrilled to be returning to the Petawawa Civic Centre to host Petawawa's Wellness &Craft Show! There is 36 vendors specializing in Health, Wellness, Direct Sales and Crafters excited to serve you. It's the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the spring weather,...
278. Whitetail Golf Club
Things to Do >> Golfing
Welcome to Whitetail Golf Club - One of the finest golf courses in the Ottawa Valley.  We offer an exciting golf experience matched with friendly service in our beautiful, full-service clubhouse. Our golf course includes 18 challenging holes, measuring 6500 yards, carved into the rolling...
279. Ottawa Valley's Got Two Talented Performers Today, with More on Their Way!
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
Press Release for immediate release June 19, 2009     Ottawa Valley's Got Two Talented Performers Today, with More on Their Way!   The City of Pembroke Department of Economic Development, Recreation and Tourism is proud to announce the great success of the first round of Ottawa...
280. July Children Events at the Pembroke Public Library
Events and Festivals >> Events for Children
Sign up for the TD Summer Reading Program. Keep reading during the summer and log all of your great summer reads. Participate in fun activities throughout the summer including: Crafts, Games, Activities, Special Performers and more!  Wii Games Every Monday at 10:30am Come to the Library...
281. Meet and Greet Helps Kick-start Tourism Week in Canada
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
On May 14th, the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association will host a special “Meet & Greet” as part of the national annual Tourism Week celebrations (May 14th – May 20th). The Meet & Greet is aimed at bringing together tourism industry stakeholders and community leaders to...
282. Visitor Information Centres open across Renfrew County to welcome and share tourism information with visitors
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
In preparation for the opening of the regions' Visitor Information Centres (VIC's), the VIC staff recently participated in the inaugural Frontline Tourism Trade Show, Customer Service Excellence Training for VIC's and a one day familiarization (FAM) tour focusing on core experiences in the Ottawa...
283. The 2011 Rural Ramble is in full swing: Two theme weekends to go!
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Pembroke) - The 2011 Rural Ramble in the Ottawa Valley is in full swing. There are two theme weekends left in the month long festival and still plenty of opportunities to participate in this beloved Valley tradition. Organized by the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA), the Rural Ramble is a...
284. Lynn Anderson
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
Lynn Anderson is a multi-award-winning American country music singer known for a string of hits throughout the 1970s and 1980s, most notably her country-pop, worldwide mega-hit "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden." She has charted 11 No. 1, 18 Top-10, and more than 50 Top-40 hits....
285. August Children Events at the Pembroke Public Library
Events and Festivals >> Events for Children
 Sign up for the TD Summer Reading Program. Keep reading during the summer and log all of your great summer reads. Participate in fun activities throughout the summer including: Crafts, Games, Activities, Special Performers and more! Wii Games Every Monday at 10:30am Come to the Library...
286. Kids Days in July and August at Champlain Trail Museum
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
(Pembroke) - Starting July 5th and continuing on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays until August 27th the Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village will be holding Kids Days from 1-4 pm!  This Summer’s Kids Day program is not to be missed! Activity highlights include water fun days,...
287. Olympic Torch Coming to the Ottawa Valley
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
On Sunday, December 13, the Ottawa Valley will have the rare opportunity to host the Official Olympic Torch as it passes through a number of communities in Renfrew County before arriving in Vancouver and Whistler for the start of the Olympics. The Torch will complete its journey that day...
288. Skating
Things to Do >> Winter Adventures
What could be more exilerating than taking the family out into the cool, crisp air, slapping on a pair of skates and gliding the day away on one of our well-maintained municipal rinks. Our skating season is generally from December through to March (weather inclement). ...
289. The Falcon Project Showcase
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
What is The Falcon Project Showcase? The Falcon Project Showcase is a community event taking place on Thursday September 10th at Fellowes High School. Special guest celebrity Chef Corbin Tomaszeski, from the Food Network programs ‘Restaurant Makeover’ and ‘Dinner Party Wars’, will be in...
290. TD Canada Trust and Algonquin College Host the annual Girls Night Out
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
Girls Night Out - An Evening of Fun, Conversation, Laughter & Networking in Celebration of Women. Prepare to meet old and new friends, relax and laugh a lot! Enjoy these special features: - Celebrity Male Servers  - A Special Signature Beverage - An Array of Delicious Hors...
291. Essentials of Customer Service Excellence Workshop by OTEC
Events and Festivals >> Workshops and Courses
Customer service has an impact on a business’s bottom line.  A 2% increase in customer retention, due to better quality customer service has the same effect as decreasing costs by 10%*.  In today’s marketplace where consumer choice is limitless and dollars are short, it only...
292. Ottawa Valley Tourist Association Announces 2017 Tourism Award Finalists
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
       (Pembroke, ON) – The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association is excited to announce the finalists for the 2017               Ottawa Valley Tourism Awards.   The OVTA received nominations from across the Valley. A judging...
293. The 2011 Rural Ramble Set to Showcase the Ottawa Valley
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Pembroke) - The 2011 Rural Ramble in the Ottawa Valley is getting ready to celebrate rural living. Showcasing four weekends of exploration, agriculture, history and arts, this year’s event begins September 10th and runs every weekend until October 2nd. Organized by the Ottawa Valley Tourist...
294. OFSC Give-It-A-Try Tour comes to Calabogie February 16-19
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
  (Pembroke, ON) –The Calabogie & District Snowmobile Club, in partnership with GoSnowmobiling TV, Snowmobiler Magazine, the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) and the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA), are pleased to present the 2012 Go Snowmobiling Give-It-A-Try...
295. Whitewater's Pub Crawl from Barry's Bay to Arnprior!
Events and Festivals >> Winter Events
Whitewater Brewing Company's Pub Crawl 2016 Visiting restaurants between Barry's Bay and Arnprior that have supported us this past year. The bus will start picking people up at 1pm in Renfrew and the Crawl will start at Ash Grove in Barry's Bay shortly after 2:15pm. We will then start an EPIC pub...
296. Volunteer Opportunities at the Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
(Pembroke, Ontario) - Do you have a passion for local history in this area? Are you interested in local artifacts and historic documents? The Champlain Trail Museum is actively seeking Museum Assistants, Archives Assistants and a Health and Safety Assistant. Museum assistants will help...
297. 10th Annual Renfrew County Natural History Day
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
An event to celebrate nature and explore Renfrew County's natural history through displays, talks by expert guest speakers, a fun children's program, and guided local field trips.  AGENDA   8:30am     Check-in, get comfortable and view...
298. Local Residents Become Tourism Experts
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
  Pembroke, ON (March 29, 2011)– The Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) is spearheading a grassroots effort to increase tourism to this region – which right now has the lowest numbers of visitors to anywhere in Ontario, with only 2.5% of the provincial total....
299. Ontario's Highlands Tourism Organizaton Brings Disney Institute Professional Development to Area
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
PEMBROKE, Ontario – (Jan. 26, 2011) – Disney Institute is bringing its renowned professional development program, “Disney‟s Approach to Quality Service,” to Haliburton, Madoc, Perth, and Renfrew from March 7 – 10, 2011. Sponsored locally by the Ontario‟s...
300. Local Finalists for 2015 Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence to be Featured at OHTourism Summit
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
Pembroke, ON – Ontario’s Highlands is home to two finalists for the upcoming 2015 Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence that will take place at the Ontario Tourism Summit in Toronto next month. These prestigious awards are a celebration of success and an opportunity to recognize those...
301. The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association announces a Frontline Tourism Trade Show
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
In celebration of Ontario’s Tourism Week, the OVTA is pleased to invite you to participate in the inaugural Frontline Tourism Trade Show. The Trade Show is a single day forum where tourism operators will showcase their products and services to frontline industry and visitor information...
302. The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association launches Tourism Awards
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Pembroke, ON) – The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association is excited to announce the introduction of a Tourism Award Program.  The OVTA Tourism Awards have been created to recognize member excellence in partnership and collaboration in the delivery of outstanding tourism experiences and...
303. Road Construction: September 21- 25, 2015
Media and Communications >> County of Renfrew Road Construction Report
Advisory   County Structure C251 (Armstrongs Culvert) – Township of McNab/Braeside   The County of Renfrew is completing the replacement of a culvert located on Russett Drive between Flat Rapids Road and Bandy’s Lane. During the construction Russett Drive will be closed to...
304. VALLEYLICIOUS 2014
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
DELICIOUS DEALS AT YOUR FAVOURITE RESTAURANTS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY County of Renfrew welcomes VALLEYLICIOUS 2014 Pembroke, ON – The County of Renfrew’s Economic Development Division, in partnership with the City of Pembroke and the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association, is proud to...
305. Register Today for Forest of Reading!
Events and Festivals >> Events for Children
Register today for the Forest of Reading®! Celebrate Canadian books, authors and illustrators by registering for a Forest of Reading® program. We encourage all children to register for the program by signing up at the library. There are four programs to sign up for based on grades and...
306. Beachburg - Westmeath - La Passe (Valley Explore)
Valley Explore >> Bike >> Bonnechere River and Valley
Information Winding its way from one small community to the next, this is a very relaxing ride. This route is entirely on pavement with only a few hills. You leave the heart of farm country in Beachburg and travel alongside the Ottawa River. From Westmeath you can see Ile Allumettes and from La...
307. Apple Pie Baking Contest at Harvest Fun Day
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
(Pembroke, Ontario) - On Sunday September 26th from 1-5 pm the Museum will be having a Harvest Fun Day. At this event we will be having an apple pie-baking contest.  If you would like to bake a pie and enter it in the apple pie-baking contest please contact Angela at the Museum in advance to...
308. The Festival of Small Halls presents April Verch Band with Darlingside
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
The Ottawa Valley\'s very own April Verch Band will be performing with Darlingside at Festival Hall on September 17th at 7:30pm. Tickets are $25/each. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.thefestivalofsmallhalls.com   About The Festival of Small Halls: The Festival of...
309. Back to the Future in Communications OVTA Tourism Conference theme
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
We are going “Back to the Future in Communications” for the upcoming Ottawa Valley Tourism Conference:   (Pembroke, ON) – The annual Ottawa Valley Tourism Conference and AGM will be held Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Calabogie Highlands Golf Resort.  Communication is the...
310. Road Construction: Nov 9 - 13, 2015
Media and Communications >> County of Renfrew Road Construction Report
Ongoing Projects   County Road 19 (Mud Lake Road) – Township of Laurentian Valley   The rehabilitation of County Road 19 (Mud Lake Road) from County Road 24 (White Water Road) northerly 5.0 km to the City of Pembroke boundary, including resurfacing of County Structures B143...
311. OVTA Launches Remember When Photo Contest
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Pembroke, ON) – The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) recently launched an on-line photo contest and is inviting local residents and visitors to enter for their chance to win great Ottawa Valley prizes valued at over $1500. The “Remember When” photo contest, which runs...
312. Tourism Season is Not Over- It Actually Never Ends
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Calabogie, ON)-  Snow was in the air as the Board of Directors of the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) met recently in Calabogie in Greater Madawaska Township.  While the summer and fall tourism seasons have wrapped up, winter, and all it has to offer residents and tourists...
313. Seedy Sunday in the Ottawa Valley
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
Seedy Sunday is a remarkable phenomenon that continues to catch on across Canada. Gardeners, seed savers, seed vendors, local food producers, organic practitioners and environmental groups come together in a venue where they can learn from one another, exchange ideas and seeds, and purchase seeds...
314. Algonquin College’s Spring Business Leadership Conference
Events and Festivals >> Workshops and Courses
 Algonquin College is hosting a Spring Business Leadership Conference on Thursday, May 28th at its Waterfront Campus in Pembroke.  The college has brought together a great line up of trainers to provide workshops on many topics including:  Marketing; Social Media; Customer Service,...
315. Road Construction: November 2 - 6, 2015
Media and Communications >> County of Renfrew Road Construction Report
Ongoing Projects   County Road 19 (Mud Lake Road) – Township of Laurentian Valley   The rehabilitation of County Road 19 (Mud Lake Road) from County Road 24 (White Water Road) northerly 5.0 km to the City of Pembroke boundary, including resurfacing of County Structures B143...
316. Summermusic 2014
Events and Festivals >> Events for Children
SUMMERMUSIC is a two-week day-camp located in Deep River, Ontario. We have been in operation every July since 1993; more than a thousand young musicians have experienced this wonderful opportunity for music making over the past twenty years. SUMMERMUSIC 2014 runs from July 14 to 25. Campers aged...
317. Renfrew County Museum Network Launches New Website
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
The Renfrew County Museums Network (RCMN) has just completed an exciting project that will help to bring all of our County museums to the forefront of tourism in the Ottawa Valley. The RCMN was set up in 2002 to encourage the sharing of technical information and the mutual promotion of member...
318. March Break at the Pembroke Public Library
Events and Festivals >> Events for Children
March Break 2016 Events at the Pembroke Public Library: Saturday, March 12th 10 am Drop-in Craft 10:30 am French Story Time 10:30 am Furry Tales with Goofy the Therapy Dog 2pm Lego Club   Monday, March 14th 10:30 - 11:30 L.E.A.P Into Movement (toddler to 5 years old)*  2pm...
319. Barron Canyon (Valley Explore)
Valley Explore >> Walk >> Ottawa River and Algonquin Park
Information The Barron Canyon Trail is a 1.5 km long interpretative trail that passes through pine forest to the rim of a 100 m deep canyon, which is one of the most spectacular sights in Algonquin Park. The canyon was formed 10 000 years ago as raging water from melting glaciers made its way to...
320. MasoniCh.I.P Clinic
Events and Festivals >> Events for Children
Sponsored by the Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Canada in the Province of Ontario, the MasoniCHIP program consists of five major components – digital photographs; digital video; digital fingerprints; vital child information; and a dental bite impression or Intra Oral Swab for DNA. The...
321. Motorcycle Tourism Experts roll into the Highlands
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
Pembroke, ON. May 27, 2013 – The Ontario Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) has been working hard to bring motorcycle tourism to the region in conjunction with local tourism offices. BC Hughes Tourism Consultants was hired by OHTO in January to assist in developing motorcycle routes and...
322. The General Racing - Valley DocFest II
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
How many retired army Generals in the world,  race F1600 Formula Ford cars in their seventies?   Answer; One. Maj. General Lew MacKenzie (Ret’d - Canadian Forces).  The General Racing. A one of a kind documentary. On thursday, September 25th, 7:30...
323. Seedy Sunday
Events and Festivals >> Fairs and Agricultural Events
Please remember to bring any of your own seeds, cuttings, plants or gardening treasures to exchange at the Swap Table!      Presentations during the day are free.   10:30 am learning about “Making Quality Maple Syrup” with Ray Bonenberg, Mapleside Sugar...
324. Road Construction Report: August 18 - 22nd 2014
Media and Communications >> County of Renfrew Road Construction Report
The County of Renfrew Public Works and Engineering Department is providing weekly updates on active construction projects within the County of Renfrew.  This information can be communicated to the public via announcements, etc. in order to keep them informed of road and bridge closures as well...
325. Eganville
Info Centre >> Ottawa Valley Visitor Information Centres
How to Get There From Highway 17, (via Pembroke) 36 km Take Highway 41 towards Eganville.  Continue along passing Lake Dore.  Take a left onto Lett's Cemetery road.  Lett's Cemetery Rd will turn into Bruce Street and bring you into Eganville.  At the bottom of the...
326. Ottawa Valley Tourist Association Announces 2017 Tourism Award Finalists
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
       (Pembroke, ON) – The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association is excited to announce the finalists for the 2017               Ottawa Valley Tourism Awards.   The OVTA received nominations from across the Valley. A judging...
327. Ottawa Valley Tourist Association Announces 2017 Tourism Award Finalists
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
       (Pembroke, ON) – The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association is excited to announce the finalists for the 2017               Ottawa Valley Tourism Awards.   The OVTA received nominations from across the Valley. A judging...
328. Ottawa Valley Adventure Information Centres Open for 2013 Season
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
Renfrew County Adventure Information Centres, previously known as Visitor Information Centres, are now open and ready to welcome visitors to the Ottawa Valley.   In preparation for the opening of the centres, the Adventure Information Centre (AIC) staff, also known as Tourism Ambassadors,...
329. Osceola (Valley Explore)
Valley Explore >> Walk >> Bonnechere River and Valley
Information The walk starts and ends in the hamlet of Osceola which has several fine brick homes, a grand St. Pius church and the nearby St. Joseph School built over a century ago when Osceola was an important commercial centre. This walk is along lightly travelled country roads in a rural area...
330. The new Rural Ramble Set to Showcase the Ottawa Valley
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
The new Rural Ramble Set to Showcase the Ottawa Valley (Pembroke) - The new Rural Ramble in the Ottawa Valley is getting ready to celebrate rural living. Showcasing three weekends of exploration, agriculture, arts and history, this year’s event begins September 18th and runs until October...
331. The BIGGEST TOURISM Networking Event in Renfrew County
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Pembroke, ON) – Excitement is building for the 2011 Ottawa Valley Tourism Conference. The Conference, an annual event hosted by the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA), is being held April 28 at Twin Rivers Golf Course located on the Canadian Forces Base in Petawawa. This year’s...
332. NHL Alumni Coming to Arnprior 2014
Events and Festivals >> Sporting Events and Tournaments
THE NHL ALUMNI TOUR, PRESENTED BY SCOTIABANK, BRINGS THE HEAT TO THE LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT ALL-STARS IN ARNPRIOR!   Meet Walter Gretzky as Guest Coach and Ambassador!    On Sunday February 16th, 2014 at 2:00 pm. at the Nick Smith Centre. Scotiabank will present Pembroke hockey...
333. Celebrate Ottawa Valley Arts and Culture and History and Heritage
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Pembroke, ON) – October 2nd & 3rd is the final weekend of the Rural Ramble with sites showcasing Ottawa Valley Arts & Culture and sites highlighting Ottawa Valley History & Heritage.   This weekend provides the perfect opportunity to celebrate the Ottawa Valley’s...
334. High Falls (Valley Explore)
Valley Explore >> Waterfalls >> Waterfall Viewing Guide
Information High Falls is a small waterchute, perfect for a picnic and a favourite spot in Algonquin Park for a swim to cool off in the heat of summer. This well marked trail through mixed forest, is a pleasant and direct walk to the falls. For a longer walking trip to High Falls, use the Eastern...
335. Westmeath (Valley Explore)
Valley Explore >> Walk >> Bonnechere River and Valley
Information The undulating country roads offer pastoral views of the tranquil and picturesque Pleasant Valley. The farms sport sidings in primary colours and corn silos stand like silver-topped sentinels. There are good views of the Ottawa River from the hexagon-sided Lookout.The footing is good,...
336. Forest Lea Trails (Valley Explore)
Valley Explore >> Bike >> Ottawa River and Algonquin Park
Note: These trails are under Ministry of Natural Resources jurisdiction and subject to Ministry guidelines. Access to these lands is subject to provincial changes. Information A network of single track trails and forest roads covers this 600 acre block of crown land and are accessible for biking...
337. OVTA Wins Prestigious Award for New Website
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Pembroke, Ontario) - The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) is the proud winner of the Ontario Economic Development Award in the "Technology" category for their new database-driven dynamic website - www.OttawaValley.travel. The Ontario Economic Development Awards,...
338. Ramble the Ottawa Valley - Rural Ramble 2014
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
Ramble the Ottawa Valley : Rural Ramble events taking place until October 31st! (Pembroke) – There are many autumn adventures and memories to create as you participate in the offerings of the 2014 Rural Ramble in the Ottawa Valley. This annual fall touring festival showcases events and...
339. Alice (Valley Explore)
Valley Explore >> Walk >> Bonnechere River and Valley
Information The footing is good on the country roads, but hiking boots make walking easier on the abandoned Canadian National railway line. The walker descends into Alice, a compact and pretty village situated on the Indian river. The northern part of the walk is through rolling country-side,...
340. Nominations Open for 2016 Ottawa Valley Tourism Awards
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
The nominations are officially open for the 2016 Ottawa Valley Tourism Awards.   The Ottawa Valley Tourism Awards, introduced in 2014, are presented annually by the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) to participating OVTA members. The Ottawa Valley Tourism Awards are awarded to people,...
341. Snowmobiling
Things to Do >> Winter Adventures
Winter in the Ottawa Valley means lots of snow and crisp temperatures – perfect snowmobiling weather for sledding enthusiasts! By mid-December, when a blanket of snow covers the land, a quarter-century of trail building opens the landscape and makes the wilderness even more accessible. The...
342. Foresters Falls (Valley Explore)
Valley Explore >> Waterfalls >> Waterfall Viewing Guide
Information The waterfall, on McNaughton's Creek, in the hamlet of Foresters Falls is small and pleasant. The best time to view the waterfall is just after the spring thaw when the creek swells and crashes over the dam and rugged rocks below. The creek begins from Bigson's Lake and flows 11 km to...
343. Lutherlyn Camp and Conference Centre
Accommodations >> Campgrounds and Cottages
Lutherlyn Camp and Conference Centre is located on beautiful Golden Lake - just a short drive from Pembroke Ontario, surrounded by 159 acres of rolling land, meadows, forests and splendid beaches. It is our mission to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ by providing a year round serene...
344. High Falls (Valley Explore)
Valley Explore >> Walk >> Ottawa River and Algonquin Park
Information High Falls is a small waterchute, perfect for a picnic and a favourite spot in Algonquin Park for a swim to cool off in the heat of summer. This well marked trail through mixed forest, is a pleasant and direct walk to the falls. For a longer walking trip to High Falls, use the Eastern...
345. The Old KandP (South) (Valley Explore)
Valley Explore >> Bike >> Madawaska River and Highlands
The abandoned Kingston to Pembroke (K & P) Railway is a popular recreation trail. This tour travels down to Calabogie along the K & P and returns by some of the small back roads that are abundant in the area. There are some hills on the way back from Calabogie along the roads, so you have...
346. Petawawa Terrace Provincial Nature Reserve (Valley Explore)
Valley Explore >> Walk >> Ottawa River and Algonquin Park
Information The Petawawa Terrace Provincial Park is a 215 ha natural environment class park, which was the location of the former Petawawa Fish Hatchery. The Terrace itself, a 146 metre high sand ridge, was formed when the glacial Lake Algonquin drained down the Ottawa River to the Champlain Sea...
347. Sold-out Disney Institute Seminars A Success
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
Pembroke, ON (March 18, 2011) – After identifying a need for stronger customer service in the region as a way to attract and retain visitors, the Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) partnered with Disney Institute to bring its world-class customer service training to tourism...
348. Application Deadline for the 2010 Rural Ramble Has Been Extended
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Pembroke, ON) – The 2010 Rural Ramble will be a festival to remember, with four theme weekends set up to showcase the unique aspects of rural living in the Ottawa Valley. The themed weekends are: Adventure & Exploration (Sept. 18-19), Agriculture & Food (Sept. 25-26), Arts &...
349. Heritage Society Launches Green Solar Energy Project
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
  Petawawa – The Petawawa Heritage Society, in the Town of Petawawa, is setting up to begin installation of the solar lighting at the Petawawa Heritage Village thanks to a $16,600 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF).  John Yakabuski, MPP for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke,...
350. Heritage Society Launches Green Solar Energy Project
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
  Petawawa – The Petawawa Heritage Society, in the Town of Petawawa, is setting up to begin installation of the solar lighting at the Petawawa Heritage Village thanks to a $16,600 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF).  John Yakabuski, MPP for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke,...
351. Heritage Society Launches Green Solar Energy Project
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
  Petawawa – The Petawawa Heritage Society, in the Town of Petawawa, is setting up to begin installation of the solar lighting at the Petawawa Heritage Village thanks to a $16,600 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF).  John Yakabuski, MPP for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke,...
352. Transition Board sets direction for new Regional Tourism Organization
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Pembroke, ON) - The Transition Board for the newly formed Regional Tourism Organization 11 recently met to begin paving the road for the future of tourism in the area. Hosted by George Offshack, Transition Board member and owner/operator of Limerick Lake Lodge located on picturesque Limerick...
353. Cross Country Skiing
Things to Do >> Winter Adventures
Winter sport enthusiasts must experience the groomed and scenic cross-country ski trails winding through our meadows and forests. For a list of cross-country ski trails, including trail maps and directions, visit the Ottawa Valley's on-line trail guide - Valley Explore. ...
354. Congratulations are in order: OVTA announces winners of Rural Ramble contests
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Pembroke, ON) – The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) is excited to announce the winner of the 2011 Rural Ramble Passport Draw and the winners of the first ever Rural Rambler’s Choice Awards. This year’s Rural Ramble saw the introduction of two new features – the...
355. Echoes of Erin
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
 PRESS RELEASE The Township of Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards is proud to present –  Echoes of Erin Friday, October 17, 2014 7:30 PM Festival Hall, 401 Isabella Street, Pembroke, Ontario   Echoes of Erin is a colourful and exciting show of Irish traditional music, song,...
356. See Giant Pumpkins at Huglis Blueberry Ranch
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
See Giant Pumpkins at Hugli’s Blueberry Ranch   (Pembroke)  See some of the largest pumpkins and vegetables grown in the world!  Competitors and spectators are invited to Hugli’s Blueberry Ranch on Saturday, September 27for the GPC Sanctioned Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off for...
357. Road Construction: October 19 - 23, 2015
Media and Communications >> County of Renfrew Road Construction Report
Construction Advisory – Road Closure   County Structure 071 (Bruceton Bridge) – Township of Brudenell, Lyndoch & Raglan.   The County of Renfrew will be undertaking a bridge deck replacement at Bruceton Bridge on  Keller Road in the Township of Brudenell, Lyndoch...
358. Eastern Pines Trails (Valley Explore)
Valley Explore >> Walk >> Ottawa River and Algonquin Park
Information The Eastern Pines Backpacking Trail comprises of three interlocking loops, situated in the northeast corner of Algonquin Park. Plan a short walk or an overnight hike and enjoy the sandy beaches of Grand Lake, scenic views of forests, spectacular cliffs, wildlife, glacial boulders and...
359. Cultures of the Ottawa Valley
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
Limited Tickets can be purchased at the Galilee Centre, 398 John St. N., ON Weekly Topics include: The Physical Environment of the Valley, Origins & Nature (March 21) - This lecture is based principally on the Geological Histroy of North America,on the teachings of the late Tuzo Wilson and...
360. Up the Mighty Ottawa (Valley Explore)
Valley Explore >> Drive >> Driving Tour Guide
Trace the shoreline of this historic waterway up-river, as it skirts the edge of the picturesque Laurentian Mountains. Itinerary Approximate Distance: 310km (192mi)   Depart White Lake White Lake to Arnprior Arnprior to...
361. A Trail of Two Rivers (Valley Explore)
Valley Explore >> Drive >> Driving Tour Guide
Explore the watersheds of these two rivers by traveling 'round the Bonnechere Valley and up into the Madawaska Highlands. Itinerary Approximate Distance: 292km (181mi) Depart Pembroke Pembroke to Bonnechere Bonnechere to...
362. Winter Workshop Opportunities
Media and Communications >> Events and Conferences
  The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) is excited to announce the following winter workshop opportunities for local tourism businesses.  Introduction to Packaging (Packaging Workshop 1 of 3) Developing Experiences  (Packaging Workshop 2 of 3) Package...
363. Curling
Things to Do >> Winter Adventures
Find a sheet of ice for tossing a few rocks in the Ottawa Valley. CURLING CLUBS Arnprior 15 Galvin...
364. Ontarios Higlands searches for bloggers to help promote area
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
Pembroke, ON (July 28, 2011) – Do you actively enjoy some of the many attractions that the Ontario’s Highlands region has to offer? Are you a local resident, small business owner or frequent visitor to the region that enjoys telling your latest exploits to others? Do you long for a...
365. April Events at the Pembroke Public Library
Events and Festivals >> Events for Children
The Pembroke Public Library Children's/Teens' Department April 2016 Events Story Time at the Pembroke Public Library (For Children Ages 3-4) Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Story Time & Craft April 5 & 6 Theme: Windy Days April 12 & 13 Theme: Umbrella April 19...
366. Road Construction: October 5 - 9, 2015
Media and Communications >> County of Renfrew Road Construction Report
Ongoing Projects   County Structure C251 (Armstrong’s Culvert) – Township of McNab/Braeside   The County of Renfrew is completing the replacement of a culvert located on Russett Drive between Flat Rapids Road and Bandy’s Lane. During the construction Russett Drive...
367. In the News
About the OVTA >> In the News
The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association has made the news! Following is a collection of stories mentioning the OVTA and it's accomplishments as reported by local media.    South of 60 Awarded for Service Excellence, My Barry's Bay Now, October 26, 2015   Ottawa Valley...
368. Annual Rural Ramble in the Ottawa Valley Now Online
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
  (Pembroke, ON) – This fall, Rural Rambling will be easier than ever as the traditional self-guided driving tour goes digital! The 2012 Rural Ramble is a free online event, running from September 1st to October 31st. The new website, www.theruralramble.ca, will feature an interactive...
369. 2015 Ottawa Valley Tourist Association AGM
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association’s (OVTA) Annual General Meeting will be held the afternoon of Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at the Rankin Culture & Recreation Centre in North Algona Wilberforce Township. The Annual Tourism Conference, normally held in conjunction with the AGM, will be...
370. The Pembroke Public Library Children & Teens Department December 2016 Events
Events and Festivals >> Events for Children
The Pembroke Public Library Children & Teens Department December 2016 Events Story Time for children ages 3-5 years old. Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Story Time & Craft Dec. 6 & 7 Theme: Snowmen Dec. 13 Children’s Christmas Party Dec. 14...
371. OVTA Welcomes Approved Destination Status from China
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
OVTA Welcomes Approved Destination Status from China    (Pembroke, ON) – The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) welcomes the Government of China’s recent decision to grant Canada Approved Destination Status, a designation which will make it easier for Chinese...
372. Road Construction Report: June 2 - 6, 2014
Media and Communications >> County of Renfrew Road Construction Report
The County of Renfrew Public Works and Engineering Department is providing weekly updates on active construction projects within the County of Renfrew.  This information can be communicated to the public via announcements, etc. in order to keep them informed of road and bridge closures as well...
373. Road Construction: August 31 - September 4, 2015
Media and Communications >> County of Renfrew Road Construction Report
The County of Renfrew Public Works and Engineering Department is providing weekly updates on active construction projects within the County of Renfrew.  This information can be communicated to the public via announcements, etc. in order to keep them informed of road and bridge closures as well...
374. Road Construction: August 10 - 14, 2015
Media and Communications >> County of Renfrew Road Construction Report
Upcoming Projects   County Road 512 (Queen Street) – Township of Killaloe, Hagarty & Richards   The rehabilitation of County Road 512 (Queen Street) from Kings Highway 60 southerly 2.0 km will commence the week of August 17, 2015.  During construction the road will...
375. New Tourism Organization Helps Local Business Reach Francophone Market
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Pembroke, ON) - The Ontario's Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) has partnered with Direction Ontario, the leader in Francophone tourism marketing, to increase regional visibility with the French-language tourist market. The OHTO has leveraged this relationship to bring a significant...
376. Ontarios Highlands Tourism Organization announces iPad 2 winner
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
Pembroke, ON (July 5, 2011) – The Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) has announced the winner of the iPad 2 in their Tourism Starts with You contest, part of their grassroots effort to increase tourism to this region. Recognizing that most people who live in the area may not consider...
377. Ottawa Valley gets ready to celebrate Tourism Week
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
  Pembroke, ON:  The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA), in collaboration with ‘A’ TV and its tourism partners, is getting ready to celebrate Tourism Week in Canada, from June 1 to 7, 2009.   Tourism Week in Canada is the national celebration that highlights the...
378. Rick Mercer Confirmed to Attend the Giant Pumpkin Events at Hugli's Blueberry Ranch
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
  Pembroke: Hugli’s Blueberry Ranch is excited to announce that well-known Canadian comedian Rick Mercer will be attending their Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off on Saturday, September 26th and participating in the Giant Pumpkin Boat Races on Sunday, October 27th while his crew will be...
379. Autumn Adventures in the Ottawa Valley: Rural Ramble events taking place until October 31st
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
Amp up your autumn adventures with the 2013 Rural Ramble in the Ottawa Valley. The annual fall touring festival showcases events, including the two final Tastes of the Valley, taking place right up to October 31st!     Organized by the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA), the Rural...
380. Ottawa Valley Tourist Association Announces 2016 Ottawa Valley Tourism Award Finalists
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association is excited to announce the finalists for the 2016 Ottawa Valley Tourism Awards. Award winners will be announced at the OVTA’s upcoming Annual General Meeting on Tuesday April 26th, at the Ma-te-Way Centre in beautiful Renfrew, ON.  The...
381. Ottawa Valley Tourist Association Announces 2016 Ottawa Valley Tourism Award Finalists
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association is excited to announce the finalists for the 2016 Ottawa Valley Tourism Awards. Award winners will be announced at the OVTA’s upcoming Annual General Meeting on Tuesday April 26th, at the Ma-te-Way Centre in beautiful Renfrew, ON.   The...
382. The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association launches its first ever Membership Recruitment Campaign
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
  The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association launches its first ever Membership Recruitment Campaign   (Pembroke, ON) – The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) is pleased to announce its first ever Membership Recruitment Campaign. The campaign is designed to promote the benefits...
383. Ontario’s Highlands’ mobile app now available for free download
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
Pembroke, ON (July 22, 2011) – The Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) is pleased to announce that their regional tourism-themed mobile application (app) is now available for Apple mobile devices, including the popular iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The mobile app is intended...
384. Beolach: Festival of Small Halls
Events and Festivals >> Concerts and Performing Arts
The Westmeath Recreation Centre is welcoming Beòlach with the Donohue Enrights on Sept. 26 as part of the Festival of Small Halls. Since getting their start at a late night session during the 1998 Celtic Colours International Festival, Beòlach has established itself as one of Cape...
385. Road Construction: August 17 - 21, 2015
Media and Communications >> County of Renfrew Road Construction Report
The County of Renfrew Public Works and Engineering Department is providing weekly updates on active construction projects within the County of Renfrew.  This information can be communicated to the public via announcements, etc. in order to keep them informed of road and bridge closures as well...
386. Road Construction: July 27 - 31, 2015
Media and Communications >> County of Renfrew Road Construction Report
The County of Renfrew Public Works and Engineering Department is providing weekly updates on active construction projects within the County of Renfrew.  This information can be communicated to the public via announcements, etc. in order to keep them informed of road and bridge closures as well...
387. OVTA launches fall recruitment campaign and introduces new enhanced Road Map
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
  (Pembroke, ON) - Become a member of the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) and experience for yourself the benefits of our cost effective, strategic marketing initiatives.   The OVTA is the official destination marketing organization for the Upper Ottawa Valley and proudly...
388. The 2013 Ottawa Valley Tourism Conference
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
Excitement is building for the 2013 Ottawa Valley Tourism Conference. The Conference, an annual event hosted by the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA), is being held April 23 at the beautiful Calabogie Peaks Resort, and promises to be a value packed event with learning and networking...
389. Friends and Neighbours (Valley Explore)
Valley Explore >> Drive >> Driving Tour Guide
Travel up the north shore of the Ottawa River, and down the south side for an inter-provincial excursion. Itinerary Approximate Distance: 232km (144mi) Depart Fitzroy Harbour Fitzroy Harbour to Quyon Quyon to Shawville ...
390. 1st Annual Valley DocFest
Events and Festivals >> Festivals
September 12th – 22nd At Festival Hall, Pembroke   “My Father & The Man In Black” – Thurs. Sept 12th @ 7pm “Marc Diab: If I Should Fall” – Fri. Sept 13th @ 7pm “West Wind – The Tom Thompson Story” –...
391. Ottawa Valley Travel Specials for the Canadian Forces
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
Media Release for immediate release June 19, 2009   Ottawa Valley Travel Specials for the Canadian Forces   (Pembroke, ON) – Members of the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) are showing their support to the brave men and women of the Canadian Forces by offering a variety...
392. It's Tourism Week... Celebrate by Exploring the Ottawa Valley!
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
Media Release For Immediate Release May 29, 2009   (Pembroke, ON) - The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) is celebrating Tourism Week (June 1-7, 2009) and residents and visitors are invited to explore and experience all that the Ottawa Valley has to offer. The Ottawa Valley –...
393. OVTA Launches New Tourism Website
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Pembroke, ON) – The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) is pleased to announce the launch of its new website www.OttawaValley.travel. The new site, which is an amalgamation of all three OVTA websites – www.ValleyExplore.com, www.RootsandRivers.ca and www.OttawaValley.org - is...
394. Road Construction: July 8 - 12, 2013
Media and Communications >> County of Renfrew Road Construction Report
Advisory County Structure C049 (Rook Culvert) – Township of Admaston/Bromley Rook Culvert located on Burwell Road is currently closed indefinitely, pending culvert replacement.  Detours are posted.   Upcoming Projects County Road 34 (Norton Road) – Township of Greater...
395. 15th Annual Rural Ramble Set To Showcase Renfrew County
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Pembroke, ON) - The 15th Annual Original Rural Ramble in the Ottawa Valley is getting ready to celebrate rural living the weekend of September 26 and 27, 2009. This traditional self-guided driving tour takes visitors through the various agricultural and rural operations of the scenic Ottawa Valley...
396. Ottawa Valley Motorcycle FAM Tour
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
(Pembroke, ON) – The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) is excited to announce a very special motorcycle familiarization (FAM) tour, taking place May 31 – June 4th, 2011. The upcoming media FAM tour will result in invaluable editorial coverage featuring motorcycle riding in the...
397. A Trip to Bellow's Bay
Events and Festivals >> Community Days and Events
A Trip to Bellow's Bay Date: April 27   Time: 9 AM   Trip Leader: Manson Fleguel, 732-7703.   Meet at the marina in Pembroke, at the mouth of the Muskrat River. Car pooling will be offered. Bring rubber boots, as mud and water will be encountered on the walk (1.5 km...
398. Road Construction: July 29 - August 2, 2013
Media and Communications >> County of Renfrew Road Construction Report
Advisory   Emergency Repairs to County Road 58 (Round Lake Road) – Township of Killaloe, Hagarty & Richards and the Township of Laurentian Valley   Emergency repairs to repairs to Round Lake Road will continue.  The roadway has opened as of 5 p.m. Friday, July 26, 2013...
399. Road Construction: July 22 - 26, 2013
Media and Communications >> County of Renfrew Road Construction Report
Advisory   County Structure C049 (Rook Culvert) – Township of Admaston/Bromley   Rook Culvert located on Burwell Road is currently closed indefinitely, pending culvert replacement.  Detours are posted.   Ongoing Projects   County Road 68 (Rockingham Road) and...
400. Road Construction: August 5 - 9, 2013
Media and Communications >> County of Renfrew Road Construction Report
Advisory   County Structure C049 (Rook Culvert) – Township of Admaston/Bromley   Rook Culvert located on Burwell Road is currently closed indefinitely, pending culvert replacement.  Detours are posted.   New Projects   County Road 16 (Victoria Street) –...
401. The Ottawa Valley Celebrates Tourism Week in Canada
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
Media Release For Immediate Release May 29, 2009   The Ottawa Valley celebrates Tourism Week in Canada!   (Pembroke, ON) – June 1st to 7th, 2009 is Tourism Week in Canada, which is a great opportunity for all Canadians to celebrate the important contributions that...
402. Ontarios Highlands Tourism Organization Announces Two New Industry Tools for Recreational Geology
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
Pembroke, ON (April 8) - The Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) is pleased to announce the release of two key resources for unlocking the true potential of Recreational Geology tourism in Ontario’s Highlands. After a two year product development initiative cultivating the...
403. The BIGGEST TOURISM Networking Event in the Ottawa Valley
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
Excitement is building for the 2012 Ottawa Valley Tourism Conference. The Conference, an annual event hosted by the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA), is being held April 18 at the Renfrew Best Western Inn and Conference Centre. This year’s conference promises to be a value packed...
404. Local Tourism Operator Receives National Recognition
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
 Pembroke, ON (November 21, 2016) – A major supplier of adrenaline-pumping tourism experiences in Ontario’s Highlands is getting their very own dose of thrill this month with a nomination for a prestigious national award.  Wilderness Tours Raft and Kayak Resort has been named...
405. Road Construction: July 15 - 19, 2013
Media and Communications >> County of Renfrew Road Construction Report
Advisory   County Road 22 (Grattan Road) – Township of Bonnechere Valley   Please be advised that the County of Renfrew will be undertaking repairs to County Road 22 (Grattan Road) from Highway 41 to Perrault Road commencing at 7:00 a.m. July 22, 2013 until approximately 5:00...
406. Valentine's Day at the library! ❤️️
Events and Festivals >> Events for Children
  The Children and Teen Department invites you to celebrate Valentine’s Day with us! Plans are underwayto ensure everyone has a wonderful Valentine‘s Day! We would l♥ve for everyone to join us as we celebrate. There are lots of fun activities...
407. Rick Mercer Attends Giant Pumpkin Events at Huglis Blueberry Ranch
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Members)
 Rick Mercer Attends Giant Pumpkin Events at Hugli’s Blueberry Ranch & A New World Record Was Set for Giant Gourd   Pembroke: Well-known Canadian comedian Rick Mercer attended the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off on Saturday, September 26th and participated in the Giant Pumpkin...
408. The Historic Opeongo Line (Valley Explore)
Valley Explore >> Drive >> Driving Tour Guide
Download the audio file (mp3) for a narrated guided tour while you drive. (Listening time: 1hr 12 mins / Driving time: Approx 2.5 hrs)   This route traces the historic Ottawa and Opeongo Road which was established by the Canadian government in the 1850s to lure European settlers into the...
409. 5 Reasons to Get Excited About Local Tourism in 2017
Media and Communications >> Press Releases (OVTA Staff)
 5 Reasons to Get Excited About Local Tourism in 2017   Pembroke, ON (January 13, 2017) –As the energy and possibility that comes with a New Year reaches a high this month, the Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization (OHTO) is predicting an exciting year for tourism in the...