Quality of Life

Pembina County features small-town hospitality and big-time opportunities. With larger cities little more than an hour away, it is the perfect balance between peaceful and friendly rural living and the conveniences offered in larger areas.

Although agriculture has always been the backbone of the economy, Pembina County also has several manufacturing plants, two ports of entry into neighboring Canada, and numerous retail establishments. With high-quality schools and medical facilities, it is the ideal place for all generations, whether you are raising a family or settling down for retirement.

The diverse landscape from one side of the county to the other offers recreational opportunities for all. Skiing, hunting, snowmobiling, birding, canoeing… outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty to keep them entertained throughout the four distinct seasons.

Pembina County has the distinction of being the First County in what was to become the state of North Dakota, so it is natural that we boast of our rich history and heritage. The combined dynamics of our rich history and the people who now live in Pembina County make it a place you need to see! Click on any of the links to the left to learn more about day-to-day life in Pembina County. If you’re wondering what sort of fun can be had here in Pembina County…check out our Recreation section!