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Address: 10th Street NW and Kensington Road, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Active nightlife, dining and holistic shopping area.

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a great district with shopping and dining galore

One of my favorite districts, Kensington is home to great food, shopping, and nearby Peace Bridge. An easy stroll to the bridge and adjacent parks and walking/clycing trail.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sylvia S
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walked through this little town and stopped off for lunch. Great vibe and nice architecture. Little trinket shops are great to look at.

Thank Jorgiak
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kensington is a classic "walkabout" community. I used to live right of 10th Street and Kensginton Ave so I parked my car in my garage and walked everywhere. I no longer live there but frequent the place often for the same reasons I loved it when I lived there. It has a wide range of eating establishments that cover a... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favorite districts, Kensington is home to great food, shopping, and nearby Peace Bridge. An easy stroll to the bridge and adjacent parks and walking/clycing trail.

1 Thank Sylvia S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful atmosphere...many shops, bars, restaurants - but still quiet and cosy ...a MUST go visit whengoing to Calgary ....

Thank Gert K
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kensington is a cute neighbourhood with a village stile and LOTS of cafes, restaurants and stores. It is nice to walk around and enter different places or sit in a cafe and enjoy the atmosphere. It is always busy but it doesn't feel crowded. Give some of the cafes, the wine market a try. The cheese market next to the... More 

Thank victorero
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must-see place for trendsetters. There's an amazing variety of niche shops for everything from lingerie to vinyl records. However, don't expect to find any parking here.

Thank Osk11992
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Great variety of stores to choose from. Don't drive down. Take the lrt. Can visit so much more without having to park. Nice blend of old and newer shops. Stop into Another Dimension Comic Book store. A classic! Get your picture taken with a life size model of the Hulk!

1 Thank ible13
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

This is an interesting part of Calgary with several different shops and a lovely place to wander. I particularly enjoyed the following eating places: WOW CHICKEN- this is fried chicken done Japanese style. It is very crispy on the outside and very juicy and not dry on the inside and is delicious.They serve amazing fries that are very crispy on... More 

1 Thank aycee
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Kensington is an upmarket suburb of Calgary with a real village feel about it. It is buzzing with lots of cafes, coffee shops and restaurants and trendy shops.

2 Thank lindakthomas
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Great neighborhood with independent restaurants and shops. Good shopping in the daytime and cool bars and lounges in the evening. Highly recommended.

1 Thank midsun18

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