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Address: 10th Street NW and Kensington Road, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3P4, Canada

Active nightlife, dining and holistic shopping area.

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Cute trendy area

Cute trendy area with lots of restaurants, cafes and boutique type shops. Worth spending an afternoon walking around and eating.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The stores are very different there very Interesting and fun, Lots of different foods to try and pubs

Thank Betty J
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cute trendy area with lots of restaurants, cafes and boutique type shops. Worth spending an afternoon walking around and eating.

Thank CanKor5
Calgary, Canada
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82 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Kensington refers to the Southeastern corner of Hillhurst, a neighbourhood directly northeast of downtown. It is a walking lifestyle community, with plenty of residential and commercial real estate. The area referred to as Kensington comprises many coffee shops, pubs, restaurants, a wine bar, a wine market, an art house movie theatre, all between 10th and 13th street along Kensington Road... More 

Thank George C
Calgary, Canada
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377 reviews
195 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

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 residents: a Safeway, natural food store, a gas station, a hardware store, and a bike store. But restaurants and coffee / tea places are the most numerous, and the could be... More 

Thank BenLar137
Calgary, Canada
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

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 sent here on Sunday morning for a church service or a couple of hours Monday night for a nurture discussion will... More 

Thank debbiedu54
Calgary, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Interesting area, lots of quirky shops and places to eat and drink. Having come from Europe it was a little disappointing as to the amount of attractions, but still a great place to pop by and check out.

Thank hoveactually183
Calgary, Canada
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

oh brother... i can only take so much of the try hard hipster scene. plus parking on top? forget it! that said, Ridley Cycle is great. Very good staff.

Thank Russell P
Alberta, Canada
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61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Close to the river and downtown, lots of unique shops, coffee and tea joints, bakeries, restaurants and pubs. Something for everyone. I've lived in Calgary for 15 years and visit the neighborhood weekly to a few of my regular haunts. Check it out!

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Edmonton, Canada
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104 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Great little shopping area with trendy shops and cute cafes and restaurants. Beautiful houses around and a lovely neighbourhood.

Thank justme55555
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89 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We went down to Kensington to celebrate the release of the new Harry Potter J.K. Rowling book, as it advertised that Kensington was Diagon Alley for the day. What a disappointment!! You could not even get near the butter beer, the line up was so ridiculous. It should have been sold everywhere and not just one store. I had visualized... More 

Thank BornToTravelBrit

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