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Kensington

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Address: 10th Street NW and Kensington Road, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Description: Active nightlife, dining and holistic shopping area.

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A true older gem in the middle of a young city

A beautiful building with spectacular architecture. A true older gem in the middle of a young city. Love it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A beautiful building with spectacular architecture. A true older gem in the middle of a young city. Love it.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

We visited Kensington but we couldn't understand all the hype. It's a nice area but nowt special. Has some nice bars etc but I guess given time it'll get to what people claim it is today.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Kensington has some very interesting shops in the area and some great eats for restaurants.It is connected at 10th street to the bike path which can take you downtown too.Great on a hot summer day to bike in the area,and even a farmer's market on Wednesdays and Sundays near 14 Street.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

LOVE Kensington district... lots of great restaurants, wine bars, coffee shops, indy shopping stores. Riley Pk is close by, Downtown is across the Bow River .. and oh yea, the Bow River is around the corner .. beautiful walking paths along the Bow & take the 'Peace Bridge" over to downtown & get in some (FUN) 'trouble' there !! ;)... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Lots of unique shops, restaurants and coffee shops in Kensington area. The parking is very limited so make sure to get to the area early or park downtown and walk over the bridge to Kensington for the shopping.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Kensington district/community has been a small, growing part of the Calgary city for years. Like many other areas still upgrading/upscaling and building new condo's, Kensington offers another small but lively area to walk, live and enjoy. Small in scale to some of the other areas, still, many new shops, eateries, and a safe walk. Many just walk along Kensington Road... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Bounded on the south by a broad boulevard park and the north bank of the Bow River, the neighbourhood is at its most intense between 10th and 14th Streets NW. EXCELLENT strolling/biking path right beside the river. Coffee shops galore; knicky-knacky shoppes and restaurants line both Kensington road and 10th Street north to about 5th Avenue north. My own preference... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

steps away from downtown you can have a great walk visit coffee shops good restaurants big selection good boutiqe everybody can find what interested good place to spend couple of hours

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

After reading good reviews, and finished sightseeing in Downtown Calgary, we were looking forward to our visit to Kensington. How disappointed we were!! We expected a buzzing and atmospheric area, but found it to be lacklustre. There were less shops that we were led to believe, none of which really impressed, and the whole had very little appeal. Since returning... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Kensington is a trendy little area with lots of great shops and restaurants. It's so fun to go on a summer day and browse the stores and have lunch outside. This area is easily accessible by C-Train (Sunnyside station on the Tuscany/Somerset LRT), which is great for travellers using transit. Highly recommend to visitors or locals who have not been... More 

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Address: 10th Street NW and Kensington Road, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Northwest Calgary

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