Big stop stories - Ontario


Pembroke Big Stop


Known for its warm service and great food, our Pembroke Big Stop is steeped in national pride. Located down the highway from Canadian Forces Base Petawawa, this Big Stop honours Canadian soldiers, with staff wearing red on Fridays.

“Along with our local supporters and Professional Driver community, we also see a lot of military personnel and families,” says André Leclair, who owns and operates the site with his son Kyle. “Bringing people together, and playing a part in those connections, really brings a sense of family to our restaurant.”

Popular for its fish & chips, poutine and other homestyle favorites, our Pembroke Big Stop is “a place where you count smiles, not calories,” André says with a laugh.