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The John Walter Museum is located right in the heart of Edmonton’s river valley in Kinsmen Park. As an accredited museum, the site interprets the life of John Walter and the Strathcona community of Walterdale from 1870-1942.

The park has walking and biking trails, picnic sites, a playground, an outdoor pool and the Kinsmen recreation centre.

Enjoy a variety of experiences ranging from self-guided tours to large community events that celebrate historical activities. Take part in a tour, learn pioneer skills that will enhance your modern life, or simply enjoy light refreshment on a picnic blanket. Spend a day with us and experience life in Walterdale.

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Enjoy the variety of unique and 'old-fashioned' activities the museum has to offer!

Spend time with your kids learning about John, his family and the changes and growth of the River Valley communities. 

Use for admissions, registered programs, green fees or rentals at participating facilities.

Hours of Operation

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

The museum is open to the public in July and August. For the rest of the year, the museum is available for specialty courses, birthday parties, group bookings and school programs. Special events are advertised on Facebook and Instagram.


Map of 9180 Walterdale Hill (north side of Kinsmen parking lot)
9180 Walterdale Hill (north side of Kinsmen parking lot)
Edmonton, Alberta

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John Walter Museum

9180 Walterdale Hill NW

Located at the bottom of Walterdale and Queen Elizabeth roads, on the north side of the Kinsmen Sports Centre parking lot.




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