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They've been around for awhile

Pembroke's Murals, home to some of the first well done, and civic building, keep you village, town... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
Ottawa, Canada
History in Pictures

These murals, most in a naturalistic style, depict various events in the history of Pembroke. They... read more

Reviewed January 24, 2018
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7 Aug 2018
“They've been around for awhile”
24 Jan 2018
“History in Pictures”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The murals are visible around the city and describe the local history in their own charming way. Nice paintings to view when walking around the town.

Thank Chaitanya S
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Pembroke's Murals, home to some of the first well done, and civic building, keep you village, town or city interesting initiatives I first came across many years ago. Home to some of Canada's earliest logging giants and the industry they spawned take a moment and...More

Thank SaskSilver
Reviewed January 24, 2018

These murals, most in a naturalistic style, depict various events in the history of Pembroke. They are well rendered, evocative and have the power to draw an observer into the past. For example, at the entrance to the Pembroke marina, there is a compelling vista...More

Thank janisr424
Reviewed October 17, 2017

Take the time when there is little or no traffic, like a Sunday to tour the town and see the murals. They tell the story of an Ottawa Valley town with great flair, and attention to detail.

Thank C L
Reviewed October 11, 2017

The murals in Pembroke are wonderful to observe and follow the history of Pembroke. The concept was first introduced to Pembroke by Bill Jackson who had viewed the murals in B.C. and noted that the demographics of Pembroke were very similar. This has boosted tourism...More

Reviewed August 25, 2017

As you walk through the town you can spot these huge murals which depict events that have happened in the town, such as the importance of the logging industry and the devastating fire.

Thank mouseHerts
Reviewed August 23, 2017

In down town Pembroke there are a whole range of murals spread about the place describing the history of Pembroke and the surrounding region. A really nice idea - much needed because Pembroke itself is really quite depressing.

Thank OlderGuy1956
Reviewed August 20, 2017

As you walk thru town, look for them. You never know where you'll find one. Stop, take a look and read about them.

Thank 330MRaymond
Reviewed July 30, 2017

While we did not find all the murals (July 2017), those we saw were lovely and portrayed an excellent insight into the history of the region. The published location maps may need to be updated as it appears that some murals have moved or their...More

Thank andy_geology
Reviewed July 13, 2017

We quite enjoyed searching, and photographing, the murals placed throughout Pembroke. We circled the downtown area several times trying to locate all of them. Sadly, we failed but did enjoy the effort and learned something at the same time.

Thank Gawdelpme
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