Diefenbaker Canada Centre

Diefenbaker Canada Centre, Saskatoon: Hours, Address, Diefenbaker Canada Centre Reviews: 4.5/5

Diefenbaker Canada Centre
4.5
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Twila
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Diefenbaker museum
Jul. 2019
Quaint little museum! Not too big, and not too buys, so it was not overwhelming :) Not the place you would like to take small children to, they would not understand, and there is not much room.
Written March 5, 2020
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Michael H
1 contribution
AVRO Arrow Display on until April
Jan. 2020 • Friends
Original blueprints and replics of the AVRO Arrow on display intil April. Highly recommend for aviation buffs to check it out!!
Written January 6, 2020
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Viktoriya K
Saskatoon, Canada387 contributions
Historic monument to Canadian PM from SK
Jan. 2019 • Solo
The Diefenbaker Center is a historic monument to the Canadian Prome Minister from Saskatchewan. Building is located near his burial and has a nice river view. Very nicely gathered collection of the WWI and II artifacts, hockey themed Canadian trophies and accomplishments, the original design of the Prime Minister’s work office, his university gown, personal items and a round table room with photos of his cabinet. All of this has fitted in a small building that you can tour in 20 minutes to an hour. It also has a gift shop with nice and creative items to choose from for a souvenir.
Written December 16, 2019
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ABtourist
Edmonton, Canada67 contributions
Interesting Visit
Aug. 2019
Although small, provided a nice overview of our 13th Prime Minister from his birth through becoming Prime Minister. It was very interesting to see the replicas of this Prime Minister office and the Privy Council Chamber. Also fascinating was the fakes and forgery exhibit.
Written August 27, 2019
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Sylvain .
Montreal, Canada27 contributions
University of Saskatchewan Campus Tour
Jul. 2019 • Family
We (family of 4) booked a Historic Campus Tour of the University of Saskatchewan with the Diefenbaker Canada Centre and we were very pleased with our tour. On our request, we even went quickly in parts of the university that the tour usually does not visit (like the College of Veterinary Medicine) and we might have exceeded the allocated time for the tour by a few minutes. But our guide (Matt) made sure he had covered everything.

Of course, he gave us plenty of information on John Diefenbaker as well and the tour ends in the museum about him in the Diefenbaker Canada Centre. Any question we had, like where he was buried, was answered. Great important piece of our history well summarized.
Written July 15, 2019
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Bluebellplasnewydd
Cardiff, UK1,336 contributions
Well worth a special visit
Sep. 2018 • Couples
I had never heard of John Diefenbaker but I am certainly richer for having visited this centre. It is free and attributed solely to this former Prime Minister of Canada in the 1950/60s who came from Saskatoon. There are many close typed displays with extremely interesting photographs. It is important to find and start reading at the beginning of the posters or the timeline will be confusing. There are a number of artefacts including original furniture from his office set out as he would have used it. He seemed a sincere man and poignantly his grave is nearby.
Written October 2, 2018
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operalover939
Toronto, Canada2,591 contributions
Excellent small museum
Jun. 2018 • Couples
There is no admission fee, and the contents are very much worth seeing. The museum not only provides you with information about the life and career of John George Diefenbaker, 13th prime minister of Canada, but also gives good insight into the Canada of his time. “The Chief” was not a conventional Conservative; he was a civil libertarian, an opponent of the death penalty, a believer in a Canada in which women and members of ethnic minorities would have a greater place than they had been used to. His Vision of the North overlooked the claims of the First Nations, in the exhibition identified as a failing. But Diefenbaker had many successes, not least of them the passage of the Bill of Rights. This museum contains replicas of the PM’s office and the Cabinet Room, which adds to its appeal. Very much worth visiting.
Written June 7, 2018
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BenLar137
Calgary, Canada13,444 contributions
Excellent small museum for an intriguing Canadian Prime Minister
Jul. 2017 • Couples
During a key period in Canadian history from the late '50's to early 60's, Canada had John George Diefenbaker at its head. This museum does an excellent job in its permanent display in covering the highlights of that time, and some of the significant decisions that were made when he was at the helm. Adding to that were surprisingly detailed replicas of his prime ministerial office, and a meeting room where major decisions were hashed out. They also have a spaces for travelling exhibits, and we were lucky to see a the Vimy Ridge Memorial display, along with a fascinating display about how students and staff at the University of Saskatoon served their country during WW1. Diefenbaker and his wife Olive are buried on the hill overlooking Saskatoon, making the gravesite and the views another attraction. A must-see for anybody interested in Canadian history.
Written July 5, 2017
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Judy M
Saskatoon, Canada24 contributions
Little known gem
Jul. 2016 • Solo
Diefenbaker centre is located on the grounds of the University of Saskatchewan , on the banks of the river.
The historical displays are well put together and informative. Easy to access and it is free.
Written November 5, 2016
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Geopiggy
Canada238 contributions
Intriguing facts about Diefenbaker's life
Jul. 2016
Great overview of Diefenbaker's life before and during his political career. The museum consisted of easy to follow information boards and a collection of artifacts. There is also a re-creation of his office in Ottawa, which includes Sir John A. MacDonald's desk from when he was Prime Minister.
Written July 27, 2016
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Diefenbaker Canada Centre is open:
  • Mon - Thu 9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Fri - Fri 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Sat - Sun 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


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