#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...

Member Breakfast: Employment Law Information

Member Breakfast: Employment Law Information

Did you know that big employment law changes will impact your business in 2019? But don’t worry, we have the answers! The Kensington BIA is proud to partner with Peninsula for this Member’s Breakfast presenting on HR and Employment Relations for local Employers and...

Movies ‘n’ Magnums

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

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....

Sun ‘n’ Cerveza! July 28th

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

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...

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

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

December: Christmas in Kensington

December: Christmas in Kensington

Over the month of December, Kensington continued their holiday tradition with Christmas in Kensington. Inviting Calgarians and visitors to the City for an afternoon of holiday cheer four Saturdays in December. Santa Claus roamed the streets, and if you caught a photo...

A Chat with Anita Ip of Desjardins Insurance

A Chat with Anita Ip of Desjardins Insurance

We got the chance to sit down and chat with Anita Ip of the Kensington's Desjardins Insurance, who have been the neighbourhood hot-spot for insurance since Nov, 2011. Formally known as State Farm, the insurance company still offers the same great service and are now...

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. There is no pressure to even participate in a class - if you’d rather sit at the beautiful bar stools overlooking...

Espresso Cafe

Espresso Cafe

Owner Sunny Sidhu and Manager Brittany Warren open up about Kensington’s newest coffee shop, Espresso Cafe. Now open for four months, Espresso Cafe itself has a very unique feel. No detail was spared from the deep purple couches to the beautiful chandeliers. The cafe...

Fantasy Faire Brings Magic of All Kinds to Kensington

On Sunday, July 29th Kensington called on all witches, wizards, fairies and halflings to celebrate in a day of fantasy and magic. As an evolution of the previously branded Spend a Day in Kensington Diagon Alley, Kensington's Fantasy Faire had the same wizarding...

June: Fantasy Faire in Kensington

June: 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...

The Business of Happiness – YYC Cycle

The Business of Happiness – 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...

April: Easter in Kensington – Sunday April 1, 2018

April: 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...

Crafted Eyewear That’s Both Beautiful and Affordable – Bailey Nelson

Crafted Eyewear That’s Both Beautiful and Affordable – Bailey Nelson

Founded in Bondi Beach in 2012, Bailey Nelson is an international brand who found their most recent home in Calgary, in the community of Kensington. With boutiques in Australia, London, New Zealand, and Canada, Bailey Nelson’s vision is to empower individuality and...

Kensington’s Newest Café is the Cat’s Meow – Regal Cat Café

Kensington’s Newest Café is the Cat’s Meow – Regal Cat Café

“There isn’t one here, but there is definitely a market for it,” said Tia Wieler, Owner of Regal Cat Café. In June 2017, Tia introduced her cat café to the neighbourhood of Kensington and received instant positive feedback accompanied by an influx of media calls....

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