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John Walter Museum is a small facility that interprets the life of John Walter, his family, and the Strathcona community from 1875 to 1915.

It tells the story of a rugged Scot from the Orkney Islands, John Walter, who came to Canada in 1870 to build York boats for the Hudson's Bay Company.

Five years later he acquired a homestead and became one of Edmonton's wealthiest citizens.

The wind of good fortune changed in 1915 when the North Saskatchewan River flooded the valley destroying his business empire.

John Walter died 5 years later without recovering his losses.

“There is no more progressive and public spirited citizen than John Walter." - Strathcona Evening Chronicle
Learn more about John Walter's wife, Annie; sons John and Stanley; sisters Mary and Ellen; and good friend Muchias.
A hundred years ago sawmills, coal mines and brick yards flourished in Walterdale. And so did a small community of workers and their families.

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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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