Welcome to the Township of Laurentian Valley!

LV is a welcoming community conveniently located along the majestic Ottawa River and the TransCanada Highway. We consist of a balance between small urban and rural areas. Beautiful natural heritage can be explored in many forests, rivers and lakes throughout. Laurentian Valley also boasts benefits from a growing commercial sector, volunteer recreation facilities, and residential developments which provide new and current residents with great opportunities to enjoy the excellent quality of life that LV offers.

We are a family-oriented community and we invite you to experience your aspirations and hopes as well as share your own. LV continues to invest in its infrastructure while keeping taxes affordable in order to leave it in great shape for future generations.  As we see our community continuing to prosper we ask you to come "Grow With Us."

 LV facts:
 
January 1, 2000 
The Township of Laurentian Valley was formed in 2000 through the amalgamation of the former Township of Stafford-Pembroke and Township of Alice & Fraser. 
Population 
LV has a population of 10,000 persons and 3,800 households. 
Ottawa River frontage 
LV has approximately 20 kms of waterfront. 
Geographic area 
LV covers an area of approximately 551.43 square kilometres located within the County of Renfrew. The area is intersected by the TransCanada Highway 17 and Highway 41 and surrounds the City of Pembroke and is south of the Town of Petawawa. 
Industry 
The Township has strong agricultural and forest industry roots that have grown to include a semi-urban hub of residential and commercial development surrounding the City of Pembroke.  The strong connections to agriculture, forestry and natural resources remain in the rural area of LV. 
Hosted the International Plowing Match in 1994 
The former Township of Pembroke, hosted the International Plowing Match in 1994 on the lands owned by Beegee farm.  Northwood Stables operated by Hector Clouthier Sr. gained international recognition for its race horses and included a horse racing track. 

Amalgamation history:

The Township of Laurentian Valley is an incorporated township in Renfrew County created in 2000 through the amalgamation of the former Township of Stafford-Pembroke with the former Township of Alice & Fraser.   Upon amalgamation the duties of Reeve were shared being rotated throughout the year between Jack Wilson (former Reeve of the Township of Stafford-Pembroke) and Kellard Witt (former Reeve of the Township of Alice and Fraser). 

In 1997, the former Township of Stafford and the former Township of Pembroke amalgamated having shared municipal office facilities and municipal staff already for many years while maintaining separate Municipal Councils.  The three former municipalities had a history of shared services being partners in the Tri-Township Fire Department, now known as the Laurentian Valley Fire Department. Jack Wilson became the first Mayor of the Township of Laurentian Valley when the Head of Council position changed from Reeve to Mayor.