Welcome to Kensington – We have it all!

With over 250 businesses’ including top restaurants, boutique clothing/jewelry stores, salons and other hidden gems, Kensington is one of the cities most vibrant communities.

Whether you want to bike along the river, stroll the neighbourhood while sipping some of Calgary’s finest coffee or spend the night listening to live music – Kensington has it all! Considered Calgary’s Urban Village, Kensington offers a unique, inner-city experience. Located off the Sunnyside LRT Station, and walking distance from downtown, it’s possible to spend an entire day exploring the shops and restaurants, or an entire weekend by staying at one of the beautiful boutique hotels.

We Are…

271 businesses offering
dining, shopping & services

3,000 people employed
by our member businesses

20-40 events per year
reaching up to 70,000 people

Our Events

Fantasy Faire in Kensington

Fantasy Faire in Kensington

Calling all witches, wizards, fairies and halflings! We are excited to announce Kensington's Fantasy Faire on Sunday July 29, 2018 from 11 a.m - 5 p.m. This is an evolution of the previously branded Spend a Day in Kensington's Diagon Alley. Expect the same wizarding...

Easter in Kensington – Sunday April 1, 2018

Easter in Kensington – Sunday April 1, 2018

On Sunday, April 1 from 12 Noon - 4 p.m. head to Kensington for our fourth annual Easter in Kensington. There will be an Easter hunt, a petting zoo, and a visit from the real Easter Bunny. Hunters can pick up their map from the white tent in front of the Plaza...

Highlighted Businesses

The Business of Happiness – A Chat with YYC Cycle

The Business of Happiness – A Chat with YYC Cycle

The business of happiness, or more commonly known as YYC Cycle is one of many boutique fitness studios located in the Kensington community. YYC Cycle was started by three friends and Calgary natives, Andrew Obrecht, Grady Topak and Warren Matzelle in 2014 in an effort...

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