Diefenbaker Centre Canada
Located at the University of Saskatchewan, Diefenbaker Centre Canada
The Arrow was a made-in-Canada fighter jet that was seen as one of the most advanced planes of its day. The plane was designed to intercept bombers from the U.S.S.R. and destroy them before they reached major cities.
After spending millions of dollars developing the project, Diefenbaker's government disbanded the plan, and ordered all prototypes destroyed.
The newly renovated gallery features two in-house produced exhibits: "Fostering a Vision For Canada: The Diefenbaker Legacy" and "Touch the Sky: The Story of Avro Canada". The exhibits focus on the contributions of our 13th Prime Minister John G. Diefenbaker and explore important events in Canadian history during his time in office. They weave larger narratives with personal experiences in order to help Canadians of all backgrounds discover new things about what it means to be a citizen of Canada.
Combined with the featured exhibits the Centre is proud to offer curriculum-based education programs, field-trips to the Little Stone School House and tours of the University of Saskatchewan campus. Contact us now to reserve your spot and experience a vibrant cultural, educational and historical experience.
Come explore the newly renovated Diefenabaker Canada Centre!
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Thursday: 9:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
- Weekends and Holidays: 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday, and Remembrance Day
Admission to the Diefenbaker Canada Centre’s galleries is by donation.