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Kensington

Neighborhood: Northwest Calgary
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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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This is a cute area with many restaurants, coffee shops and boutique stores. It is great for a stroll.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
39 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a cute area with many restaurants, coffee shops and boutique stores. It is great for a stroll.

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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We found Kensington to have enough variety to offer both high end and economy in both food and shopping. Not far from downtown and worth the visit. C-Train also goes right by it.

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Whitehorse
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Such a pleasant, vibrant and eclectic community! So different than what'd you would expect from Calgary!

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San Diego, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

What a sweet tittle town. The toy shop was awesome! The candy shop was heavenly, though a bit pricey. Fun to walk the streets, the architecture of yester-year. Interesting, cute and fun! Coffee shops are abundant , so are wine bars!

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Calgary, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

If u expect to see a funky, crazy Kensington u used to from London,GB, or Toronto, u might be a bit disappointed. Nevertheless it's a pretty and lovely neighborhood with all its little shops, cafe's, bars and restaurants without all those big brands. Give it a chance and u will discover a welcoming a fun, but different Kensington.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Spent yesterday afternoon exploring this little neighbourhood. Tons of unique little shops - like Vine Styles and Crave Cupcakes. Small independent restaurants for lunch or dinner. This was such a fun area to explore

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St. John's, Newfoundland
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91 reviews 91 reviews
24 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a lovely part of Calgary. It has many cafes, boutiques and lots of walking trails. I visited Riley Park and Prince's Island Park. There are places for skateboarding and bicycling. I saw many rollerskaters in PIP. I love the benches everywhere. Safeway and a Frogurt Shop are great to have closeby. People show pride of ownership in their... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Lots of tiny shops and places to pick up knick-knacks, clothes, snacks and supper. Beautiful buildings and pleasant atmosphere.

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Edmonton, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Kensington is located just on the northwest side of downtown Calgary and is a wonderful way to spend a leisurely afternoon and/or evening with your sweetheart. The area consists of several blocks with plenty of funky/cool/unique/interesting shops, restaurants and coffee houses. Has a nice artsy feel and look with several building walls painted in interesting murals. There are a few... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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87 reviews 87 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Within walking distance of downtown it is a funky corner of urban energy with great coffee shops, eateries, shopping, outstanding Indie theater, awesome bookstore and a vibe enhanced by bike and river paths close by. A fun place to hang out. It has attitude and attracts an element who are quite content to resist large scale development - young -... More 

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