About this park
Canning River Regional Park extends for six kilometres along both sides of Perth’s Canning River. Come to relax and enjoy walking, canoeing, fishing and picnicking in this urban retreat.
The tranquil riverside landscape has a rich history. The Canning River (‘Dyarlgaard’) is Noongar country. Beeliar traditional owners followed the course of the river when moving across country. They used the resources for food and shelter and cared for the river and land around it.
Early European settlers set up dairy farms, market gardens, orchards, and vineyards. Remnants of that history remain in the park’s buildings and sites. A visit to Woodloes Homestead is fascinating. It’s one of the few remaining 19th century houses in the area. The Kent Street Weir was built in 1927 to prevent movement of salt water up the Canning River. There’s now a café at the Weir serving snacks, meals and drinks and places to have a picnic and launch your canoe.
If you thought this was just a river, think again. You can explore salt marshes, billabongs, lush forest and woodland. Look for birds and wildlife that shelter in the eucalypts, sheoaks, paperbarks and sedgelands.
Explore the area on one of the many walk trails. They are well-marked with signage which describes the area’s ecology and history. Keep your wits about you as these trails are dual use, for pedestrians and cyclists.
Canoeing on the Canning River is lots of fun. No rapids or anything crazy just a relaxing float down the river. Launch your canoe at Mason's Landing, Kent St Weir, Riverton Jetty Park or Woodloes Park. How good is that!
With so much on offer it’s easy to understand why picturesque Canning Regional Park is a year-round hit!
Review Family day out
We went on a kayak tour down the Canning River. Beautiful location and lots of birdlife. Very easy paddling and would highly recommend. Phil T - Trip Advisor
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Discover family resources for exploring Canning River Regional Park at Nature Play WA.
Canoeing and kayaking
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded in Canning River Regional Park.
We recognise and acknowledge Whadjuk people as the traditional owners of Canning River Regional Park.