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Kensington (Neighbourhood)


The neighbourhood of Kensington is located within easy walking distance from the downtown core in Calgary’s northwest.

It is considered as a business revitalization zone, with the area having seen focussed upliftment and rejuvenation in recent years.

Straddling the neighbourhoods of Hillhurst and Sunnyside, the hub of activity is located along Kensington Road and 10th Street NW.  Here you will find numerous eclectic clothing and decor stores, coffee shops, delis and restaurants.  It’s a trendy meeting location for the younger generation while still maintaining olde style charm to it buildings and infrastructure.

Find out more about what’s happening in this neighbourhood at Kensington Village.



Kensington is best accessed via the following modes of transport:

  • on foot or bicycle – refer to the City of Calgary Downtown Cycle Track Map;
  • by C-Train via the red line at the Sunnyside LRT station at 9A Street between 3rd and 4th Avenue NW;
  • by transit bus – numerous buses pass through this neighbourhood.  Plan your trip using the City of Calgary Transit website;
  • by car – street parking requires payment within the designated parking zones.