The historic John Walter Museum (10627 93rd Ave., 780/496-4852, Sun. 1–4 p.m. Feb.–Dec., donation), near the Kinsmen Sports Centre, consists of three houses—dating from 1875, 1884, and 1900—that were built by John Walter, who operated a ferry service for travelers to cross the river. Walter also opened a carriage works, a lumber mill, and a coalmine, and at one time even built a steamship.
Today, each of the three houses feature exhibits corresponding to the period of its construction and depicting the growth of Edmonton  and the importance of the North Saskatchewan River. On Sunday afternoons, the buildings are open with bread-making demonstrations, old-fashioned games, or some other related activity scheduled. The grounds are pleasant to walk through at any time.