- 1 Greyhound, Laundromat Plus, 425-B Pembroke St. E (Behind Moncion's Grocers), ☎ . 8am-9pm. Three buses daily to Ottawa, three to North Bay, one to Toronto.
Pembroke is about 400km (255 mi) northeast of Toronto; there are various possible routes, but going through Peterborough (Hwys 7 or 115) and Bancroft (Hwy 28 to Hwy 41) is shorter than staying on 7 or 401 right to Highway 41 (Napanee).
Pembroke is on the Ottawa River. The river is not continuously navigable from Ottawa westward due to rapids at multiple points.
- Pembroke Marina, Waterfront Park, 11 Albert St., ☎ . Boat launch, docking, power, fuel, oil, river charts, pump-out, public washrooms, boater showers and laundry facility.
Pembroke is small enough that almost everything is within comfortable walking or cycling distance.
- Autobus Thom Transit. Two in-town bus routes (one east, one west) run 7:30am until 5:30pm weekdays on behalf of the city, no evening or weekend service.
- Danny's Taxi, ☎ .
Taxis are common and cheaper than big cities for moving around within the city and to nearby towns. Calling a taxi service - by using a phone book or asking a store owner to do so - will save time over trying to hail one.
- 1 Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village, 1032 Pembroke St. E., ☎ , fax: . Seasonal (late May-September) historic museum. Displays and artefacts from the area's past, school house, log pioneer home and other period buildings. $6.
- Heritage Murals. Twenty-five murals within the city depict numerous aspects of local culture and history.
- 2 Murray L Moore Hydro Museum, 283 Pembroke St. W., ☎ . 9AM-4PM wkdys, year-round. Housed in the original diesel room of the Pembroke Electric Light Co, a collection of original light fixtures and artefacts dates to the October 8, 1884 illumination of the very first street lights in Canada on Pembroke Street. Free.
- Pembroke Welcome Centre, 2 International Dr, ☎ .
- Algonquin Provincial Park is just west of Pembroke and offers a variety of interior camping, canoeing and hiking.
- Kiwanis Waterfront Trail. Is a 1.5km trail which follows the waterfront from the city's marina to Riverside Park. Includes outdoor theatre, historic "pointer boat" monument, outdoor chapel and lookout points.
- Pansy Patch Park, Dickson St. off Mackay St.. Ten-acre horticultural garden with walking and cycling trails.
- Some of the world's best whitewater rafting and kayaking is available east of Pembroke, near the village of Beachburg, by several different companies. A variety of packages are available - inquire within the city.
- Pembroke Farmers' Market, Lake and Victoria Sts.. Wed+Sat 8:30AM-1PM May-October.
- Pembroke Mall (East End Mall), 1100 Pembroke St. E., ☎ . 9:30AM-9PM wkday, 9:30AM-6PM Sat, noon-5 Sun. Indoor mall with fifty stores, cinema, food court.
- Pembroke West End Mall, 1200 Pembroke St W, ☎ . Former Zellers mall with a dozen stores and a restaurant.
Mostly chain restaurants. Groceries are available cheapest at discount groceries at the malls at either end of town, or less cheap at Moncion's downtown. For a little taste of authentic Pembroke cuisine try the deep-fried mars bars from Colbourne's chip truck, located on Christie street.
- Anthony's Italian Grill, 133 Pembroke St. E., ☎ .
- Jana's Gallery Café, 20 Pembroke St. W, ☎ . Fair trade coffee.
- JJ's Restaurant & Tap, 601 Pembroke Street E., ☎ . Burgers, pizza, bar and grill
- Nook Crêperie, 26 Pembroke St W., ☎ . French.
- Thai Gardens, 88b Pembroke St. W., ☎ , . Asian
- Ullrich's on Main, 214 Pembroke St. W., ☎ . German deli, lunch bistro, eat in or take out.
- Victoria Rose, 193 Victoria St., ☎ . Tea room, fine dining ($50/person dinner), groups by reservation.
- [dead link]25 West Taps & Tapas, 27 Pembroke St. W., ☎ .
Two bars popular with locals are located near City Hall on Pembroke St.
- Shot’s Sports Tap’ n’ Grill, 185 Pembroke St. E., ☎ . Serves free hotdogs on Friday nights.
- Lasso Saloon, 163 Pembroke St. West, ☎ . Known for its karaoke.
Usually, no reservations are necessary, except possibly during major hockey tournaments (weekends in November and early December). There are also several B&Bs on the outskirts of town.
Hotels and motels
- Best Western Pembroke Inn & Conference Centre, 1 International Drive, ☎ , toll-free: , fax: . Wi-fi, indoor pool, fitness centre. Westwinds Restaurant (+1 613-735-7195, $7-24)
- Travelodge Hotel Pembroke, 900 Pembroke Street East, ☎ , toll-free: , fax: .
Camping and outfitters
- Algonquin Portage, Barron Canyon Road, ☎ . Outside of Pembroke, twenty minutes from Algonquin Park. Outfitter's lodge $30/night, linens/sleeping bags not included. Breakfast $12, camping $6/night, camp equipment rental. Pickup and dropoff at the Pembroke Greyhound station.
- Riverside Park, 961 Pembroke St. W., ☎ . Seasonal tent or trailer camping, Victoria Day - Thanksgiving. 50 serviced and 6 non-serviced campsites, washrooms and showers, playground, beach and tourist information centre. $26-32.
- There are three provincial parks with campsites a half-hour's drive away: Algonquin, Bonnechere and Driftwood.
- Pembroke Public Library, 237 Victoria St. (South of Pembroke St.), ☎ , e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Mon-Thurs 10-9, Fri-Sat 10-5.30, Sun 1-4.30, Sun closed May-Sept. Offers free wireless internet and reservable computer terminals. Conveniently, wireless is still available outside the building during closed hours. Free.
- Cafe Olé, 20 Pembroke St. W (West of Muskrat River bridge), ☎ . Offers locked wireless internet to customers.
|Routes through Pembroke|
|North Bay ← Petawawa ←||W E||→ Renfrew → Ottawa|
|END ←||W E||→ Hull → Laval|
|END ←||N S||→ Addington Highlands → Napanee|