The town center consists of three streets of 1930s vintage Chinese shophouses, near the waterfront. A few new shophouses have been built. Kanowit have a dry and wet market, offering local vegetables, meats and handicrafts. The market opens everyday from 7am till 12 noon. The biggest supermarket is Hock Tong Seng.
The best sight seeing can be had by walking along the riverside from town or up the Telecom Hill or Bukit Memaluh Hill.
The town has two primary schools:
- Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan St. Francis Xavier (the earliest primary school in Sarawak, founded in 1883,
- Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Yee Ting, a Chinese-run government school
and three secondary schools:
- Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Kanowit,
- Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Dipertua Haji Abdul Rahman Yaakub,
- SMK Nanga Dap.
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