Extending six kilometres along the Canning River between the Riverton and Nicholson Road bridges, the Canning River Regional Park is a significant reserve.

Covering approximately 266 hectares, the park is unique, encompassing conservation values and recreational opportunities all within a highly-urbanised environment.

First set aside for public use in the 19th century, the park consists of large areas of parkland for public recreation and extensive wetlands managed for the protection of biodiversity.

Comprising estuarine and riverine ecologies in addition to woodland and wetland regions, it is home to more than 100 species of bird and a widely diverse range of flora and fauna.

With four winding interpretive trails and hidden areas to explore, it is easy to walk or cycle through the park. Each trail is marked and contains informative signage about the ecology and history of the area. For more information on the Butterflies Walk Trail, click here to download the brochure. Likewise, for more information on the Lagoon Walk Trail click here. Alternatively, watch this video which details cycling and walking paths within the park.

Besides walking or cycling, one of the best ways to experience the Canning River Regional Park is by canoeing or kayaking on the Canning River. Designated canoe launching facilities are provided at Mason’s Landing, Kent St Weir and Riverton Bridge Park. Here are two canoe trail brochures for you to download and follow: Stage 1 (Riverton Bridge to Mt Henry Bridge) and Stage 2 (Riverton Bridge to Hester Park).

Click here to view photographs of the many species of birds found along the Canning River.

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