Join us for Christmas in Kensington!
Starting November 30th, for all four weekends in December
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
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!
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.
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
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.
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...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by November 23. Our new...
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...
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...
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 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...
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 is a brick and mortar shop here in Kensington. Walking into the shop almost feels like a dream - the crisp white aesthetic combined...
This month, we got to sit down with a new Kensington business, Pet Planet! With the undeniable pet-friendliness of the Kensington neighbourhood,...
Walking into asana studios, Kensington’s newest yoga/barre/HIIT studio, is like walking into a welcoming, calm and beautifully-laid-out lounge....