Peter Canisius House
Peaceful venue for conferences, workshops, spiritual journeys 


Peter Canisius House is positioned in close proximity to a number of other interesting locations. Read further for some activities within walking distance nearby.

  • Friars Field, on Ganmain Road, is a space for walking, kicking a ball or bowling a few overs.
  • Pymble Park is located on the eastern side of the railway behind the shops in Grandview Parade. This park features many large trees, tennis courts, an enclosed playground and amenities.
  • St Ives Shopping Village consists of some 115 shops ranging from boutique shops to supermarkets, a food hall, cafes and many fashion outlets.
    166 Mona Vale Road, St Ives NSW 2075 (02) 8422 4000.
    For more information on the services and shops found in the Village, please search 
  • The Pymble Soldiers Memorial, located on Mona Vale Rd and featuring rose beds, formal terraces and a hilltop view, is a memorial park dedicated to lives lost in all wars.
  • Dalrymple-Hay Nature Reserve, Mona Vale Rd, is one of the last remaining blue gum high forests in Sydney. Visitors can escape from the busy rush of Sydney life with a walk among the majestic tall blue gums and blackbutts. Explore the large hollows in the tree trunks as they burst with colours of the beautiful native birds, such as king parrots, rosellas and lorikeets
  • There are also numerous untouched bush reserves that offer a taste of the original natural beauty of the region. Some include walking paths such as the Sheldon Forest track accessible via Warragal Rd. The track meanders through blue gum tall forest on the ridge tops, riparian forest along the creeks and open forest woodlands on the hill slopes. Sheldon Forest is of high conservation status as it contains some of the last remnants of the endangered ecological communities of Sydney Turpentine Ironbark Forest and Blue Gum High Forest



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102 Mona Vale Road
Pymble NSW 2073 Australia
Phone: (02) 9488 4524

Useful Links

•   Centre of Ignatian Spirituality
•   Australian Jesuits