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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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Cute trendy area

Cute trendy area with lots of restaurants, cafes and boutique type shops. Worth spending an afternoon walking around and eating.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Kensington is one of Calgary's premier districts to check out when you visit the city. From Calatrava's red pedestrian Peace Bridge crossing the Bow River at 9th St. W to the old Plaza Theatre and Pages Bookstore on Kensington, the area is a great place to walk through. Higher Ground, Red Bush and Hexagon are all great coffee shops. Burger... More 

Thank C. S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This older, trendy neighborhood is a real gem...a variety of great shops and restaurants, coffee shops and specialty shops - a great destination for strolling. We love the breakfasts at The Daily and Vendome, checking out what's new at In Gear, sampling wine at Vine Styles. There's plenty of consignment shops to browse through and there's always something to catch... More 

Thank Skyegirle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Hi, back in1984 was married in this church. I would recommend it for its quaintness and accessibility. The Kensington area has somewhat limited parking, but can be worked out. The church was lovely and seated all my guests. I would totally recommend it.

Thank Gail F
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

The stores are very different there very Interesting and fun, Lots of different foods to try and pubs

Thank Betty J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Cute trendy area with lots of restaurants, cafes and boutique type shops. Worth spending an afternoon walking around and eating.

Thank CanKor5
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Kensington refers to the Southeastern corner of Hillhurst, a neighbourhood directly northeast of downtown. It is a walking lifestyle community, with plenty of residential and commercial real estate. The area referred to as Kensington comprises many coffee shops, pubs, restaurants, a wine bar, a wine market, an art house movie theatre, all between 10th and 13th street along Kensington Road... More 

Thank George C
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

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 7 October 2016

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 5 October 2016

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 9 September 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

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