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Take a trip back in time

It is so cool that the owners of the Plaza Theatre have maintained the building and the theatre. It... read more

Reviewed July 16, 2018
Lori B
Saturday stroll

What a fantastic area, so close to downtown Calgary but yet a huge eclectic group of diverse... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2018
Sarah B
Guildford, United Kingdom
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Active nightlife, dining and holistic shopping area.
1131 Kensington Rd NW Th 10, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3P4, Canada
Northwest Calgary
+1 403-283-4810
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Reviewed July 16, 2018

It is so cool that the owners of the Plaza Theatre have maintained the building and the theatre. It is a small, cozy theatre that brings back great classic movies and also shows the art of new, upcoming and sometimes local film makers. Provides an...More

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Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic area, so close to downtown Calgary but yet a huge eclectic group of diverse shopping and consuming experiences, don’t miss the cat cuddling cafe!

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed June 21, 2018

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
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
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.

Thank worldwanderer357
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

Thank starkman2017
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
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

1  Thank Moparonthemove
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
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 !

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