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Kensington, Calgary

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#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. Kensington is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Calgary Edition.
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  • Visited Original Joes on a Sunny September day for lunch. Walked through Kensington but it was the Labour Day holiday and not much was open. Also a lot of construction. Feel I would need to revisit du...  more »
  • If I was in my twenties I would certainly choose to live here. Later in life its just a great place to wander around with plenty of interesting and quirky shops and places to eat and drink - if a tour...  more »
  • This is one of Calgary's gems. It is a collection of restaurants, coffee shops, a movie theatre and other specialty shops. Often the shops are one of a kind stores where you can buy unusual gifts. The...  more »

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