PEPPINO// Not sure what to have for lunch? Visit @peppinoyyc! This family-owned Italian eatery offers a delightful range of sandwiches and salads, perfect for dine-in or take-out. Enjoy their delicious creations wherever you are. Stop by today and discover their incredible selection! #lunchyyc #peppinoyyc #yycfood ...

OAKBERRY// Have you heard of the new açai bowl place in our ‘hood? has joined our community and we’re so excited to have them here! Their all-natural açai brings you antioxidants to support a healthy lifestyle. They offer delicious bowls and smoothies. What have you tried? #oakberryyyc #oakberryaçaí #yycfood ...

NATIONAL INDIGENOUS HISTORY MONTH// During this month, we honour the rich heritage of our First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples. Indigenous communities celebrate their history with pride and a commitment to preservation. For non-Indigenous individuals and newcomers to Canada, this observance is a valuable opportunity to learn about the pivotal role Indigenous Peoples have played in shaping our nation. In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that we live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Iyarhe Nakoda Nations, the Otipemisiwak Métis Government of the Métis Nation within Alberta District 6, and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. #nationalindigenoushistorymonth #kensingtonyyc #kensingtonlove ...

KENSINGTON MURAL// Thank you to @muralycreations for the new addition to our neighbourhood. This mural celebrates our vibrant community of Kensington. This masterpiece captures the dynamic energy of our ‘hood, transforming this corner into an artistic paradise. Check it out next time you’re visiting Kensington! #kensingtonyyc #kensingtonlove #muralycreations ...

BEAUTIFUL SUNSHINE// As we wrap up May, we’re excited to continue to see sunshine! Situated alongside the Bow River, Kensington looks forward to summer events we have planned and to spending time on all of our patios. Follow our page to keep up to date with our upcoming events! 😍💚 #yyc #kensingtonyyc #beautifulyyc ...

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 ...

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.”