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Kensington

1131 Kensington Rd NW Th 10, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3P4, Canada
+1 403-283-4810
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Unbeatable in the summer!

Calgary has a few very interesting boutique areas, but Kensington is still Number One! There are... read more

Reviewed yesterday
BenLar137
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Calgary, Canada
Quirky cultural hub, caught midway through gentrification

This past summer I realized I had missed the boat. I grew up nearby Kensington and never realized... read more

Reviewed May 9, 2018
yuxiang_cawley
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London, United Kingdom
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Active nightlife, dining and holistic shopping area.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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1131 Kensington Rd NW Th 10, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3P4, Canada
Northwest Calgary
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"unique shops"
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"higher ground"
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"coffee shops and restaurants"
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"toy store"
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"riley park"
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"trendy area"
in 2 reviews
"book store"
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"bow river"
in 13 reviews
"clothing stores"
in 2 reviews
"united church"
in 3 reviews
"memorial drive"
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"peace bridge"
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"lots of shops"
in 3 reviews
"downtown calgary"
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"couple of hours"
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"c train"
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"great place to walk"
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Reviewed yesterday

Calgary has a few very interesting boutique areas, but Kensington is still Number One! There are lots and lots of shops, restaurants, bars and cafes - it would take a long time to sample every one. In the summer, there also many outdoor patios, and...More

Thank BenLar137
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Reviewed May 9, 2018

This past summer I realized I had missed the boat. I grew up nearby Kensington and never realized how many cool fringe events take place at venues throughout the neighbourhood such as the movie-&-drinks nights at the Plaza Theatre, board gaming at Hexagon Cafe, or...More

Thank yuxiang_cawley
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

Quaint shops, nice streets to walk around. Also a short walk from downtown, worth the trip if you're up for a stroll.

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Reviewed April 15, 2018

This is an old neibouhoor close to the heart of Calgary. There are many unique shops and coffee shops and restaurants in the area. My favourite toy store is livingston and clave. There are also unique gift shops a teatre that sort of looks art...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2018

This is a great place to walk around. There are lots of good shops and restaurants. The problem is the parking. You will just have to be patient, or park a few blocks away, and walk to the area.

Thank Professional-Pilgrim
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Reviewed March 9, 2018

I once lived in Kensington and enjoyed it very much. Everything is walkable and affordable. So many unique stores and your everyday stores such as Safeway. No need for a car. Just a short walk across the bridge you can be in downtown Calgary. Kensington...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

If you are looking for unique and interesting shops and a different ‘taste’ of Calgary, then the Kensington area is for you. It’s a community unto its own, vibrant and full of life. Try this area for a night on the town. It’s also great...More

Thank Kathy L
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Reviewed February 7, 2018

Kensington feels live with the bars, coffee and stores with young crowd allover with newly built high rise condos offering amazing views. I just love Kensington !

Thank Red997
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Reviewed February 6, 2018

There are so many eateries on this street , summer is the best season to have a stroll by the Bow river and then come and have ur fill in any of the resturants ! there are all kinds of resturants / pub/ cheap eats...More

Thank Gaucalgary
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Reviewed February 1, 2018

Kensington is one of the most interesting places to spend a number of hours. There are sooo many unique shops to stroll through, whether looking to buy or just like to see neat stuff. The are so many wonderful eateries and restaurants that you are...More

Thank Darlene N
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