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Kensington, Calgary

3.5
#2 of 6 in Neighborhoods in Calgary
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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  • July 22, 2017
    At the edge of the Bow River, right next to the Memorial. District 3-4 streets, full of pub and restaurants. Nice atmosphere but c is completely empty or dead during the day. No shops for example.
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  • July 20, 2017
    A beautiful area with many small shops. Worth a visit in the coffee shop "The Roasterie"! Super coffee!
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  • July 19, 2017
    Nice restaurants and shops,many young people.Cheerful atmosphere.Walk around and discover for yourself.There is also a cat cafe where you can go spend some time with the felines.  more »

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