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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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Great "older" neighborhood

Great neighborhood with awesome shops and restaurants. Easily accessible by car, bike and foot. If you are into coffee one of the original roasters in Canada "The Roastery" is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
Jay C
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Great neighborhood with awesome shops and restaurants. Easily accessible by car, bike and foot. If you are into coffee one of the original roasters in Canada "The Roastery" is centrally located.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I love Kensington, there are all sorts of really cool shops, restaurants and bars to check out. It's in close proximity to downtown as well so even if on the off chance you don't like Kensington to can find shopping and dining that you'll actually like. But that won't happen because Kensington is awesome.

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Calgary, Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
40 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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25 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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