THE BEEHIVE 25 YEAR-ANNIVERSARY// Congratulations to our friends at @thebeehivecalgary on their 25 year anniversary! Celebrate with them on June 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Choose from their naturally sourced products from their bee-autiful selection. 🐝 #kensingtonyyc #kensingtonlove #kensingtonyycbusiness ...

KENSINGTON VIBES// Did you know that Kensington is one of Calgary’s most vibrant communities? There are so many different views and historical spots you can visit while checking us out. Stop by Kensington this week to explore and enjoy a range of local businesses and activities.💙💚 #kensingtonyyc #kensingtonlove #kensingtonyyc ...

SCUBAFEST// Join @scubajaysbar for this weekend’s Scubafest. Beginning on May 17 and finishing May 20. Featuring local vendors during the day and live music at night, come support this charity event in support of The Centre for Suicide Prevention and its Buddy Up campaign, focused on men’s mental health. Tickets start at $10 per show, or weekend passes can be purchased for $25 through their website. #kensingtonyyc #kensingtonyycevents #kensingtonyyclove ...

VERO BISTRO MODERNE //Join @verobistro for their No Menu Tuesday! This gourmet comfort food experience highlights cuisine from Italy, Spain and France. Check out the unforgettable No Menu Tuesday special at only $45 per guest, plus gratuity and GST. Book a reservation through Vero’s website! #yyceats #yycfood #yycdatenight ...

NATIONAL PET MONTH// Our furry family members deserve to be celebrated and loved. They give us unconditional love, endless cuddles and countless memories! May is National Pet Month, and we encourage you to honour your treasured moments with your pets. Spoil them rotten at @petplanetkensington, @brilliantbestfriendsyyc and @thenewforestshop or stop by @theregalcatcafe to adopt a fur baby💙💚 ...

TRAPPED// Training your brain is just as important as staying active and healthy. @trappedcalgary is an escape room facility in the heart of Kensington with a wide range of escape rooms that vary in difficulty level ensuring the perfect fit for your group. Escape rooms are fun and keep your mind stimulated when solving the puzzles to win the game. Looking for a group activity for two to 10?... make sure you check out the website and get your thinking cap on! #escaperoomsyyc #thingstodoyyc #kensingtonyyc ...

KENSINGTON HUSTLE// We love spending beautiful sunny days in Kensington! It’s the place to be if you are running errands, looking for a coffee shop or just exploring a new part of the city. Our wide variety of small businesses offer unique goods and services that will not leave you disappointed. Come and join the fun! 😁 #kensingtonyyc #shoplocalyyc #smallbusinessesyyc ...

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.

Over 250 businesses offering
dining, shopping & services

Surrounding population of
 10,000+ residents

3,000 people employed
by our member businesses


Join us in Kensington for our annual Drag Fashion Show! Showcasing various Kensington boutiques, Drag Queens will take to the runway wearing the latest local fashion trends. Following the fashion show, the Drag Queens will perform! Guests will warm up by the fire pits, enjoying coffee and hot chocolate. See you there!

Sunday February 18, 2024
Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM @
Kensington BIA Plaza

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“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!”

“Always glad
we chose Kensington to build our business.”
~ Mike, Sidestreet Pub

“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.”