Diefenbaker Centre Canada

Located on the University of Saskatchewan campus just off the Meewasin Valley Trail, the Diefenbaker Canada Centre is a museum, archives and research centre.

The centre houses historical artifacts bequeathed to the university by Canada’s thirteenth prime minister, John G. Diefenbaker. The archives, containing over three million documents, eight thousand photographs, and two major press clippings collections, provide a unique record of Diefenbaker's life and of Canadian history.

John G. Diefenbaker

West Side Stories: The Métis of Northwest Saskatchewan

The history of Métis collective identity in northwestern Saskatchewan has never before been explored and presented in exhibit form in Saskatchewan. Known to the people of the region as the “west side,” northwestern Saskatchewan has a rich cultural history. Métis genesis occurred here more than 200 years ago with the fur trade and the extablishment of the first Roman Catholic Mission in Canada outside of Red River. Despite the imposition of various expressions of colonial governments, Métis culture has continued to thrive.

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We provide curriculum-based, age-specific programming Monday through Friday. Advance bookings are now being accepted for the following:

  • K-Grade 3
  • Grades 4-6
  • Grades 7-9
  • Grades 10-12

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Diefenbaker Canada Centre
University of Saskatchewan
101 Diefenbaker Place
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Canada S7N 5B8

tel: 306.966.8384
fax: 306.966.6207
dief.centre@usask.ca

Centre Staff