Welcome to Kensington! 

With over 270 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.

271 businesses offering
dining, shopping & services

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

3,000 people employed
by our member businesses

Local News & Projects

Movies ‘n’ Magnums

Outdoor movies & magnums is coming to Container Bar! Kinda like an old school drive-in but seated in an alley with wine poured from magnums! Plus popcorn! Here's the line-up: Sunday July 21 - Sci-Fi with MetrovinoSunday August 4 - Comedy with Vine Arts Wine and...

Children’s Wish Heroes Challenge Treasure Hunt

September 27, 2019 Heroes Challenge has been one of Alberta's most successful Wish fundraisers, granting many Wishes over the years. But now it's time to change gears! Put on your caps and boots, because we are hitting the streets in Calgary and Edmonton in 2019....

July 2019 ~ Member Newsletter

July 5, 2019 Dear BRZ members: My apologies for not sending a newsletter to you all sooner. Fighting on your behalf to try to lower your taxes has dominated my work plan since last November. I’m disappointed I cannot report better results for all that work. Website...

Sun ‘n’ Cerveza! July 28th

Calgary’s Newest Indoor Craft Beer Festival is coming to Kensington! Presented by Original Joe’s with over 13 local breweries, with 7 different bars and restaurants offering samples and prizes your biggest challenge will be deciding where to start! SUNDAY, July 28...

PARK(ing) Day Open-Source Creative Event

The City of Calgary PARK(ing) day event invites you to transform an everyday parking stall into an experimental design and showcase the creative ways you think urban public space could be used. Happening in Kensington (and other inner city areas) on Friday, September...

NearHere interactive display coming to Kensington

Kensington is proud to host a new interactive public engagement installation on the Safeway Plaza.   Created with the intention of making Calgary more walkable, Near Here combines exploration and human interaction, resulting in organic wayfinding to help...

Featured Businesses

February: 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 with the beautiful aromas is an experience not to be forgotten. Pranic Forest carries all things beauty and skincare and...

January: 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, it's no wonder that this family-owned business has fit right in. Catherine and Richard, owners of Pet Planet Kensington,...

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.”