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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada: Prime Minister Diefenbaker Museum and Grave

The only Prime-Minister-themed museum in Canada. Learn about John G. "Dief the Chief" Diefenbaker's friendship with Eisenhower, and bitter fishing rivalry with JFK. Visit the PM's grave.

Diefenbaker Centre

101 Diefenbaker Place, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
On the campus of the University of Saskatchewan. From Hwy 5/College Drive turn north at the stoplight onto Wiggins Rd. Drive north until you pass the Cancer Centre on the left. The turn for the Diefenbaker Centre is just past it, on the left. Trail leading to the grave starts just past the low stone wall in front of the museum.
M-Th 9:30-8, F 9:30-4:30, Sa-Su 12-4:30 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Museum, donation. Grave, free.
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Marlin. Take that, JFK!

Diefenbaker Centre and Gravesite

John G. Diefenbaker was the only Saskatchewanian Prime Minister. More importantly, this is the only Prime-Minister-themed museum/archives in Canada: you can even walk through the only known replica of the Prime Minister's office. Be sure to learn all about "Dief the Chief"'s harmonious working relationship with President Eisenhower (what with Saskatchewan and Kansas being so similar) and his bitter fishing rivalry with JFK -- hence the prominently displayed blue marlin on the wall.

[Alex McPhee, 08/09/2016]

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