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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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  • 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 »
  • And a lot of different things to eat and see the places where my day time to go a good variety of restaurants, cafes, and close down the bow strength also in the immediate vicinity.
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South of the river is where most of the action happens in Calgary, and that's where you'll find the best selection of places to stay. Downtown, the central neighborhood located on the river's southern bank offers the widest range of choices, with access to several of the city's major metro stations a big plus. For arts, nightlife, and quality of living, go to The Beltine, known for its cafes, restaurants, arts, and entertainment. If you're just visiting the city briefly but want access to onward transport links, choose accommodations located close to the city's international airport.
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