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Kensington, Calgary

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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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  • Peace Bridge on the edge of downtown, Prince Islands over Kensington. Good walks a little, when it gets warmer. I think is quite stylish cafes and restaurants, Pape, so like in the popular areas. Especially holiday downtown shops and cafes will soon close (closed on Sundays, and wearing less), so often come as a meeting place.
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  • 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 Pag...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »