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Address: 1131 Kensington Rd NW Th 10, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3P4, Canada

Active nightlife, dining and holistic shopping area.

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Must visit neighborhood when in Calgary

Close to the river and downtown, lots of unique shops, coffee and tea joints, bakeries, restaurants and pubs. Something for everyone. I've lived in Calgary for 15 years and visit... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 27, 2016
Smiley D
Alberta, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Boutiques and restaurants, many boutiques and restaurants. Plus of course, the Plaza Theatre, Calgary's Grande Dame of the repertory cinema houses. There are many important shops for the local residents: a Safeway, natural food store, a gas station, a hardware store, and a bike store. But restaurants and coffee / tea places are the most numerous, and the could be... More 

Thank BenLar137
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fantastic welcoming Church. It is LGBTQ2I affirming & everyone is so friendly. I went to check it out 3 years ago & I keep going back. Whether you are visiting Calgary or live here a hour sent here on Sunday morning for a church service or a couple of hours Monday night for a nurture discussion will... More 

Thank debbiedu54
Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting area, lots of quirky shops and places to eat and drink. Having come from Europe it was a little disappointing as to the amount of attractions, but still a great place to pop by and check out.

Thank hoveactually183
Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

oh brother... i can only take so much of the try hard hipster scene. plus parking on top? forget it! that said, Ridley Cycle is great. Very good staff.

Thank Russell P
Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Close to the river and downtown, lots of unique shops, coffee and tea joints, bakeries, restaurants and pubs. Something for everyone. I've lived in Calgary for 15 years and visit the neighborhood weekly to a few of my regular haunts. Check it out!

Thank Smiley D
Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Great little shopping area with trendy shops and cute cafes and restaurants. Beautiful houses around and a lovely neighbourhood.

Thank justme55555
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We went down to Kensington to celebrate the release of the new Harry Potter J.K. Rowling book, as it advertised that Kensington was Diagon Alley for the day. What a disappointment!! You could not even get near the butter beer, the line up was so ridiculous. It should have been sold everywhere and not just one store. I had visualized... More 

Thank BornToTravelBrit
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Fantastic area so lovely to walk around and enjoy the different buildings. Married just next door 58 years ago

Thank Joyce M
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

From Sobeys at the north end to the drugstore at the west end you will find a a number of jewels in between. Across from Sobeys you can find Sidewalk Citizen bread. Higher Ground provides coffee junkies with their fix and The Daily downstairs from it is a great breakfast venue. Just west on the corner is a Vietnamese restaurant... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

We visit Calgary at least twice a year and a few stops in Kensington is always on our agenda. A turmeric elixir at Wild & Raw and shopping at New Age are two of my favorites! It's also a very easy walk from downtown via the Peace Bridge.

Thank TLWhite

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