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Diefenbaker Canada Centre

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Address: 101 Diefenbaker Pl, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5B8, Canada
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Mon - Thu 09:30 - 20:00
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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... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2016
Judy M
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Saskatoon, Canada
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Saskatoon, Canada
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

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.

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Thank Judy M
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

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.

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Thank Geopiggy
Calgary, Canada
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196 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This place is a must see for any Canadian history buff, or any Canadian for that matter. Filled with tons of cool exhibits, you get to experience the reign of John G Diefenbaker and his great accomplishments, after you can check out the campus of University of Saskatoon, and the many trails on the South Saskatchewan River.

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Thank demolitionrob
Saskatoon, Canada
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38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Another great free attraction. Nestled on the banks of the South Saskatchewan river and just on the edge of the UofS campus, this is a great spot to visit, lots of history and some rotating as well as permanent displays. Dief and Olive are actually interred on the site.

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Thank scott m
Waldheim, Canada
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

John G. Diefenbaker was truly a servant to Canada!His story is just one small chapter of our unique Canadian history and it should be on the bucket-list of all who visit Saskatoon.Situated in the University of Saskatchewan campus setting offering splendid views of the North Saskatchewan River where one can leisurely stroll paths to relax and reflect. The artifacts and... More 

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Thank daluguy
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471 reviews
283 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Still haven't forgiven him for cancelling the arrow fighter program but this museum is actually well done. Lots of diverse displays and things to touch and look at.

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Thank Brad S
Rock Creek, Canada
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574 reviews
294 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

What a tribute to our prime minister very lovely. Staff greet you warmly . Lots of artifacts giving history and shows how great he was to Canada

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Thank Marie J
Guelph, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Huge parking lot on the USask campus. Interesting tribute to a flawed man and Prime Minister. Easy to do picnic along the river on the nearby Meewasin trail system

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Thank Wade1958
London, Canada
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

A short visit gave me a much better idea of who Diefenbaker was and what he contributed to Canada. The displays were well made and hospitality by the two staff onsite was especially warm.

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
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131 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

The center offers a fascinating insight into one of Canada's most polarizing and controversial Prime Ministers. Lots of information to read and artifacts to see. The center also carries other exhibits regarding the history of Canada's rights and freedoms as well as other important issues. Free to use and free tours are available. A must see for any history buff.

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