Diefenbaker Canada Centre, Saskatoon

4.3
#5 of 15 in Museums in Saskatoon
The Right Honourable John G. Diefenbaker dreamed of a united Canada, one which would find strength through diversity. The Diefenbaker Canada Centre’s (DCC) mandate is to build on this legacy by celebrating citizenship, leadership, human rights and Canada’s role in the international community.

The Diefenbaker Canada Centre (DCC) offers a distinctively Canadian cultural experience. In addition to preserving and interpreting the core collection of personal artifacts bequeathed by Mr. Diefenbaker to the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), the DCC proudly hosts exhibits that interpret the Canadian experience, with a particular emphasis on the culture and heritage of the nation’s many peoples. Education, learning and discovery are foremost in all activities and exhibits.

With free admission, affordable programming, and interpretive tours, the DCC museum has created a welcoming and accessible environment. This fosters engagement that bridges the gap between the university and the greater Saskatoon community, and between all citizens, irrespective of background.

Originally opened in 1980, the gallery and building underwent significant renovations (funded by the U of S and the federal government) in March 2012, to modernize the spaces. Welcoming well over 10,000 local, national, and international visitors annually, the DCC is a vital part of Saskatoon’s cultural landscape.
Arrange your visit to Diefenbaker Canada Centre and discover more family-friendly attractions in Saskatoon using our Saskatoon travel route builder app .
Source
Create an itinerary including Diefenbaker Canada Centre
map
Diefenbaker Canada Centre Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
24 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • 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 hi...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »
Google
  • A great little museum about Prime Minister Diefenbakers life in politics. Very interesting with some little known facts about how he and JFK got along, and how they didn’t! It was so interesting. Lots of neat artifacts and information. Admission is free. Staff are super friendly! Definitely worth visiting!
  • Small exhibit but well made, nice staff and a free exhibit made this a very pleasant experience. Check this out if you're in the area for an interesting half hour experience.
  • One of my favorite places to go the U of S campus. Great place take in Canadian history and talk to so e political policy wonks.
  • Great museum and it's free
Places to stay near Diefenbaker Canada Centre

Plan your trip to Saskatoon

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Diefenbaker Canada Centre by other users

11 days in Regina, Manitoba & Saskatoon BY A USER FROM CANADA July, kids, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 37 days in Saskatoon BY A USER FROM CANADA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Saskatoon BY A USER FROM CANADA April, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 51 days in Saskatoon BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in Saskatoon & Tahiti BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Saskatoon BY A USER FROM INDIA September, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Canada BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 29 days in Canada BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in Saskatoon, Winnipeg & Charlottetown BY A USER FROM CANADA April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Saskatoon BY A USER FROM IRAN June, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Saskatoon BY A USER FROM CANADA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Saskatchewan BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA March, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans