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Kensington

10th Street NW and Kensington Road, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Northwest Calgary)
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Ranked #43 of 228 Attractions in Calgary
Type: Neighborhoods
Description: Active nightlife, dining and holistic shopping area.
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St. John's, Newfoundland
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84 reviews 84 reviews
20 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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285 reviews 285 reviews
148 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Beautiful little area with lots of unique stores, restaurants and old buildings. You'd never know you were only blocks from the downtown core.

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Calgary
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Great area to wander by foot and window shop at some unique stores. No chain stores here, and lots of creatives.

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Beautiful area with large selection of entertainment and dining experiences. Beautiful area to stroll during the spring and summer. The residences keep the area clean and beautiful to look at.

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Portland, Maine
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369 reviews 369 reviews
239 attraction reviews
313 helpful votes 313 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

I walked here from downtown rather than take the LRT to Sunnyside. All the tour books had hyped it as a place to eat and shop. The taggers’ graffiti and curbside drifts of litter weren’t all that alarming, nor were security bars or boards on shop windows, nor even knots of youth trying to bum smokes and loose change. What... More

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