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Kensington

10th Street NW and Kensington Road, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Northwest Calgary)
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Ranked #54 of 226 attractions in Calgary
Type: Neighborhoods
Description: Active nightlife, dining and holistic shopping area.
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Ottawa
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212 reviews 212 reviews
99 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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360 reviews 360 reviews
238 attraction reviews
279 helpful votes 279 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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Calgary, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Keep in mind that Calgary is a corporate city. This is supposed to be the bohemian part of town but it does not feel genuine.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

One of the few original neighbourhoods left in Calgary. Lot's of cool, unique shops and restaurants. The local coffee shop "Higher Ground" is the hub of the neighbourhood. But you'd better hurry, as the City Council seems determined to destroy the quaintness of the area with high rises.

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New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Too bad this area is more developed. It could be great, but it is just okay with several shops failing and little atmosphere. Enough with the patchouili and crystal shops!

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Calgary, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

A good mix of high qulity restaurants, coffee shops and even an old style harware store amongst kitchy clothing and smoke shops. Too bad it lacks parking space.

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Northwest
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Excellent palce to do errands and leisure time. have wonderful places for food and shopping. my only thing about this place is the aprking lot, even though i tried to visit it often, specially summer time

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