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Kensington, Calgary
(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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  • 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 residen...  more »
  • 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...  more »