A cascading river, towering trees and adventurous paths await visitors to the City of Canning.

With natural wonders extending six kilometres along the river, it is possible to explore the grand Canning River Regional Park by bike or on foot. Five wetlands are home to some glorious and colourful birdlife, while the park itself provides picnic areas and walkways for those wanting a relaxing visit.

Nestled on the banks of the river is the historic 19th century Woodloes Homestead which stands as one of the earliest designed homes in the Swan River Colony. Trawl through memorabilia and get lost in Victorian times in this beautiful building.

After indulging in a coffee at Kent St Weir, home to the Canning River Eco Education Centre, there’s a chance to see the park from a different point of view – and that’s from the seat of a miniature train. Offering six kilometres of mini tracks winding through the forest, the Castledare Miniature Railway is the largest operated miniature railway of its kind in the country. Children and adults alike will marvel at just how delicately the trains and tracks are put together.

For the bigger kids, there’s the option of the Whaleback Golf Course in Parkwood where you can play by day and enjoy driving the range by night.

Well, what are you waiting for? Discover the City of Canning for yourself and get lost in its natural and historical delights.