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Kensington, Calgary

Categories: Neighborhoods, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.3/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
Nestled in the heart of metropolitan Calgary, Kensington represents a highly pedestrianized and bicycle-friendly urban village chock-full of shops and eateries. The car-free roads here add a sense of security and serenity to activity, whether you want to mill around the various shops, stop off for a coffee break, or make use of the spacious cycling paths and numerous bike stands. Over 250 boutiques, stores, and restaurants--the majority of them local businesses--invite a closer look. Use our Calgary trip itinerary maker to visit Kensington on your trip to Calgary, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This area belonged to the Canadian Pacific Railway in the early 20th century when the Riley Park was used as pasture for horses. Today, Kensington has a face that resembles London, i.e. with older buildings and stores well. The main trade form a l. On Kensington Road, has, for example, a toy store. At the beginning of the Kensington Road, I saw a street, 10th Street NW and fell in love. Each House more bubbles and slowly was realizing that Centennial houses were, some restored, others do not. Nice place to live. There's even a site Century Homes on these houses that were built between 1904 and 1912 when there was a housing boom in the city. The oldest building still standing is the Plaza Theater, 1920. C-Train station there is the Sunnyside.
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  • 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 se...  read more »
  • 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 o...  read more »
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