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Kensington

10th Street NW and Kensington Road, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Northwest Calgary)
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Ranked #29 of 171 Attractions in Calgary
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Owner description: Active nightlife, dining and holistic shopping area.
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Owner description: Active nightlife, dining and holistic shopping area.

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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 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
20 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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Inverell, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

This place has great coffee shops, bars and restaurant. Much more character then the inner city.. I would like to spend more time in the shops here.

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Ottawa
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299 reviews 299 reviews
152 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I have shared views about this neighbourhood. It has a collection of independent shops and restaurants that are interesting and worth a visit but the place has so much more potential. Located 15 minutes from downtown by foot, the place could be so much more. A few good developers to turn over some of the old properties and an investment... More 

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