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Kensington

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

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An upmarket suburb of Calgary

This area is not far from where we stay when in Calgary and has some interesting shops, restaurants and cafes. No big mall but nice suburban shopping and eating.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Karalee, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This area is not far from where we stay when in Calgary and has some interesting shops, restaurants and cafes. No big mall but nice suburban shopping and eating.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a great neighborhood to just park your car and walk around. There are some excellent restaurants and great little boutique shops. Unfortunately there is a lot of construction right now -- which is limiting a lot of the parking. Hopefully once the new buildings are up - the area will become a lot more pedestrian friendly again.

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Calgary Ab
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Kensington supposed to be a trendy place just north of the Calgary downtown core. However, due to the construction of the East Village, the bums migrated over to Kensington making it a shady place to hangout. Driving by the area, 2 bums came by and smashed the side of my truck... be careful even driving by the area. There are... More 

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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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Otley West Yorkshire
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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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