Join us for Christmas in Kensington!

Starting November 30th, for all four weekends in December

Every Saturday!

Nov 30 – Dec 21

Horse & Wagon Rides!
Free Candy Canes from Our Elves!
Telus Hosting Tent – free shopping bags, free coffee & hot chocolate on the Plaza

Santa Photos

Starts Nov 30
Every Saturday 12-4 pm

Find the jolly old fellow on 10th Street in front of the TD Bank in the Lido Building. #santaselfie

Free Parking Elves

Dec 7 & 14, 11 am – 2 pm

Watch for our roving Calgary Parking Authority elves giving away 2 hour parking passes in Kensington!

Petting Zoo

Dec 14, 1-3 pm

Join the Butterfield Acres crew for photo ops and cuteness overload at our annual Petting Zoo. Find the zoo at 1130 Kensington Road on the rear patio at the back.

🌟BONUS CONTEST ALERT🌟 Tis the season of memory making with friends and family & to win $200x2 to #buylocalyyc at #kensingtonyyc shops, restaurants & services! That’s a total of $400 with $200 for you and $200 for a friend! Like #kensingtonyyc, tag your squad you’d split your winnings with, then tag the #kensingtonyyc places where you’d spend your newly won cash! #kensingtonlove #merrychristmas ➖
HOW TO ENTER
🌟Like @kensingtonyyc 🌟Tag your friend(s) you’d split your winnings with
🌟Tag the shops, restaurants, or services in #kensingtonyyc where you’d spend your cash
🌟Share and maybe your friends will also tag you for more chances to win!

SMALL PRINT
🌟The winner gets to keep $200 & gift $200 to the person they choose
🌟Contest closes Dec 18 at 5pm. Winner will be contacted via DM.
This contest is not associated with Facebook or Instagram.
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VILLAGE CHARM // Kensington Rd NW is so familiar. It lies at the heart of Hillhurst, one of Calgary’s earliest suburbs. Ezra Riley, when he subdivided the neighborhood 115 years ago, he chose British street names like Kensington and Gladstone Roads. Some names remain. Some have since been numbered. The charm in #kensingtonyyc village lives on. #kensingtonlove .
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GORGEOUS & GRAVITY-DEFYING // In this silky hammock draped from the ceiling @kimberly.powley creates art in her #aerialyoga practice with #kensingtonyyc looking on @yogaandbeyondyyc. Have you tried aerial yoga? You maneuver the silks as you hold rejuvenating poses and your gentle teacher guides at every skill level. Oh Sunday. If only you’d stay longer.
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⭐️CONTEST ALERT⭐️ Tis the season to #buylocalyyc and what better way to start shopping than by winning $100 gift card?! Tell us where you’d spend a total of $100 split any way you want at #kensingtonyyc stores, restaurants, or services to be entered to win!

How to Participate
⭐️ Like this post
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Deadline: Saturday, December 7, 2019 @ 5pm MST.
Winner: Will be randomly selected and contacted via direct message. .
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Yes, Christmas in Kensington is happening this year! 🎄❄️ Details on our website. Photo: @nataliebeaurivage
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'Tis the season for holiday drinks! Where is your favourite festive beverage from? 📸 @highergroundcafe
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Welcome to Kensington! 

With over 250 businesses, Kensington is one of Calgary’s 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 just 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.

254 businesses offering
dining, shopping & services

Surrounding population of
 10,000+ residents

3,000 people employed
by our member businesses

Local News & Projects

#BuyLocalYYC Campaign Launched November 4th

The City of Calgary has unveiled a campaign designed to support local business owners ahead of the holiday shopping season.

The #BuyLocalYYC initiative will provide businesses with free social media and digital marketing strategies, as well as printable posters for store doors. Visit the Calgary.ca We’re Local Page for resources.

The city is reminding Calgarians of the impact purchases made today will have on the future successes and growth of Calgary businesses and Calgary’s economy as a whole. See the media coverage Kensington recieved on our Media page.

eNewsletter – Property Tax Update

eNewsletter – Property Tax Update

Dear BRZ Members: The hard work of the past year advocating for changes to the residential/non-residential property tax ratio; for help to offset increases in non-residential taxes;  and for cuts to the municipal budget to reduce property taxes has delivered progress...

Christmas in Kensington Update eNewsletter

Christmas in Kensington Update eNewsletter

Dear BRZ members, There will be a Late Night Shopping event on Thursday, December 5. Annabel from Kismet is spearheading this. Thank you for your initiative Annabel!!!! If you want to participate, please contact Annabel kismetclothing@gmail.com by November 23. Our new...

PARKing Day: A Gallery

PARKing Day: A Gallery

PARKing Day in Kensington was a colourful and interactive success! Pedestrians interacted with many explorative exhibits in parking stalls all along Kensington Road NW. Artists, architects, neighbours, City departments and community groups explored how public spaces...

Learn about our neighbouring communities!

Learn about our neighbouring communities!

Did you know? Our surrounding neighbourhoods of Hillhurst/Sunnyside provide approximately 80% of Kensington businesses' clients, customers and visitors! The Hillhurst/Sunnyside Community Association has recently written a great article about the population and...

Employment Law Resources

Employment Law Resources

Our September 10th BIA Member's Breakfast was informative! We learned about changes and issues in employee management and HR. Peninsula provided several useful reference handouts to those who attended. As promised, we are providing copies to all members as the...

#LoveYYC – Tourism Calgary Campaign (Get involved!)

#LoveYYC – Tourism Calgary Campaign (Get involved!)

#LoveYYC Day returns on Saturday, Nov. 2 to encourage Calgarians to explore their city and to share stories about the people, places and experiences that make Calgary so unique.   Tourism Calgary's valued partners make this event possible by submitting compelling...

Featured Businesses

New to the neighbourhood: The New Forest

New to the neighbourhood: The New Forest

We love welcoming new neighbours and local businesses to our community, like The New Forest, who joined Kensington recently. The New Forest is...

Pranic Forest

Pranic Forest

Pranic Forest is a brick and mortar shop here in Kensington. Walking into the shop almost feels like a dream - the crisp white aesthetic combined...

Pet Planet Kensington

Pet Planet Kensington

This month, we got to sit down with a new Kensington business, Pet Planet! With the undeniable pet-friendliness of the Kensington neighbourhood,...

asana studios

asana studios

Walking into asana studios, Kensington’s newest yoga/barre/HIIT studio, is like walking into a welcoming, calm and beautifully-laid-out lounge....

KensingtonYYC on Twitter

“One of my favourite communities in Calgary! Great for strolls, shopping, dining…you name it, Kensington’s got it!”

“It’s the perfect community for dining, shopping or just walking around. So many great local businesses!”

“Kensington is a fun and funky community like no other in Calgary. A must see for all who visit.”

“I love Kensington. I’ve been visiting it for 20 years and although it keeps getting better, I love how it still has the same welcoming feel.”