Diefenbaker Canada Centre - Historic Places Days

Diefenbaker Canada Centre

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Type
Museum/Gallery
Address
101 Diefenbaker Pl, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B8, Canada
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Hours
Wednesday and Thursdays 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm 1:45 pm – 3:00pm 3:30 pm – 4:45pm 5:15 pm – 6:30pm
Phone
306-966-8384

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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.

The Diefenbaker Canada Centre is unique for both its location on the University of Saskatchewan campus and its appeal to a diverse audience of all ages and identities. In addition to preserving and interpreting the core collection of personal artifacts bequeathed by Mr. Diefenbaker, the Diefenbaker Canada Centre proudly hosts a wide variety of exhibits designed to appeal to audiences of all ages. With free admission, affordable programming, and guided tours, the DCC creates a welcoming and accessible environment that bridges the gap between the University of Saskatchewan and the greater Saskatoon community. Education, learning and discovery are foremost in all activities and exhibits, encouraging visitors to explore and engage with all that the Diefenbaker Canada Centre has to offer.  

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.

The original Victoria School, now known as the Little Stone Schoolhouse (LSS), is Saskatoon’s first school and public building. In 1967, the Saskatoon Council of Women raised money to renovate the building and officially opened the LSS as a museum. Later that year the LSS was declared a Municipal Heritage Site and eventually Provincial Heritage Property in 1982.

The Little Stone Schoolhouse (LSS) continues to play an important role in the Saskatoon community and on the University of Saskatchewan campus. The U of S took over the operation of the building in 1981 and the Diefenbaker Canada Centre has ensured the continued appreciation of this historical landmark.

Amenities

  • Family-Friendly
  • Guided Tour
  • Washrooms

Fun Facts

After visiting The Diefenbaker Canada Centre take a walk and visit the Little Stone School House the original Victorian one room school house which was moved to the University of Saskatchewan campus.

Location

101 Diefenbaker Pl, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B8, Canada
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