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.
Like many new immigrants to Edmonton, John's connections to the community grew and developed over time. He married Annie Newby and raised two sons together. He was very active within his growing community, so much so that Walterdale was named in honour of him.