Welcome to Pembroke, Nature’s Base Camp located in the heart of the Ottawa Valley. An International Communities in Bloom 5 bloom winner, Pembroke is a lively little city with a spectacular Waterfront Park on the Ottawa River. Over 32 Heritage Murals in the downtown depict its logging history. Visitors can enjoy the Old Time Step Dancing and Fiddling Competition every Labour Day and in the fall take in a hockey game in Hockeytown Canada, during the Silverstick Hockey Tournament. Enjoy a virtual tour at www.pembroke.ca
Canada's Garden Route Spokesperson
Author of "A Garden Lover's Guide to Canada"
Spring in the Gardens
After what has been a very long winter for many Canadians, spring is finally well on its way. Tree buds are swelling, spring bulbs are bursting into bloom and there is a scent of spring in the air, but are you missing it? You just can’t soak up the earthy, greeny smells of spring from your armchair: you’ve got to get outdoors. And why not do so in one of Canada’s public gardens?