Cannington contains one of the Perth metropolitan area’s largest shopping complexes, Westfield Carousel, first built in 1972 and extensively refurbished and expanded in the 1990s, which includes a Hoyts cinema complex. Albany Highway contains a range of shops and small warehouses, as well as the City of Canning council offices. Bentley Hospital is just beyond the northwestern boundary on Mills Street.
Along the Canning River is the Canning River Regional Park, which contains walking tracks and picnic facilities as well as the Woodloes Museum, a restored 1874 house built by architect and pioneer Francis Bird. Various sports and leisure facilities, including soccer fields, ten-pin bowling and an indoor athletics centre. The Canning showgrounds includes the Cannington Exhibition Centre and was home to the Cannington Raceway owned by the Western Australian Greyhound Racing Association from 1974 to 2015. The greyhound racing now takes place across the road on the north side on a new track which opened on 23 March 2016.