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Kensington

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Address: 10th Street NW and Kensington Road, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Active nightlife, dining and holistic shopping area.

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Neat area and some nostalgia

It appeared to be a well preserved area for Calgary. They even had a theatre that looked like it had been there a long time. A diff view of the city yet close to down town.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Carrie P
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Drumheller, Canada

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Calgary, Canada
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92 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We love going here for a walk and grabbing a coffee from the many coffee shops and do some shopping. There's tons of bars and some shopping stores. Great night life there to grab a few drinks.

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Thank Dan C
Drumheller, Canada
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It appeared to be a well preserved area for Calgary. They even had a theatre that looked like it had been there a long time. A diff view of the city yet close to down town.

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Thank Carrie P
Belfast, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Kensington is the best place in Calgary. Full of great shops, good coffee and food. Spent many days here. I recommend Blue Star for breakfast and the Livery for gifts for friends.

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Thank wtrfyffe
Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

You can find everything here! Coffee places, tea houses, boutiques, restaurants, organic markets, among others. The place has character. You will find very interesting people, art, music...very close to the river!

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Thank vmend0za
Golden, Canada
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169 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

A charming and welcoming neighbourhood full of boutiques, coffee shops and eating surprises. Don't be afraid to venture down or up some stairs for a special out of the way shop.

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Thank Glen E
Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Calgary is a nice little oil town. Only problem is, the weather can be soooo cold. Kensington Road is a cute little area in Calgary very close to downtown. If the weather is good you can walk or bike by Bow river. There are shops and restaurants all around. I can not suggest as a must see but if you... More 

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Thank geysug
Santiago, Chile
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54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

One of my favourites neighbourhoods at Calgary. Love the small and different stores and bars, proud of being local.

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Thank fransada
Montreal, Canada
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74 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Definitely my favorite neighbourhood in Calgary! Cute shops and accessible by public transportation it's where I would live if I lived in Calgary

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Thank Vanessa P
canada
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Kensington is a lovely part of Calgary. You can access it by the pathway system, walking, biking or by car. The variety of little shops, coffee houses, boutiques and dining establishments make it a go to scene for Calgary . Any time of year !

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Thank rosemary m
Calgary, Canada
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110 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Why would you not like this shopping district. It only improves each time I am there. Lots of restaurants funky and the feeling of this is the way all districts should be.

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Thank stephenavenue

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