Diefenbaker Canada Centre, Saskatoon

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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.
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  • July 5, 2017
    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 »
  • November 5, 2016
    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 »
  • July 27, 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...  more »
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  • September 29, 2016
    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.
  • September 4, 2016
    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.
  • March 11, 2017
    Great museum and it's free

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