Charlie Hart – Narcity Calgary- Aug 04, 2023

Despite being a small city, Calgary has so many different neighbourhoods to visit or stay in and they all have something unique to offer.

Whether you’re looking for bustling restaurants, to catch some live music or spend time chilling in one of the city’s stunning parks, there are so many amazing spots to get to know. If you know where to look, you’re bound to find a gem.

If you’re visiting Calgary anytime soon, these are the best neighbourhoods to stay in as well as some of the best things to see and do while you’re there.


If you cross over Calgary’s famous Peace Bridge on the Bow River, you’ll reach the neighbourhood of Kensington which if the perfect place to stay if you want a more laid back and relaxed experience.

The area has so many impressive restaurants, cute cafes and independent shops that are well worth taking the time to explore. If you love barbecue, look no further than the mouth-watering menu at Hayden Block where you can even catch live music on weekends.

Cat lovers will want to check out Regal Cat Cafe, the most adorable cafe in the city. The spot has adoptable cats roaming through its “Kitty Kingdom” while you’re sipping on coffee.

You can also catch a movie at the Plaza, an independent cinema just in the heart of the neighbourhood which serves up your favourite movie theatre snacks as well as having an impressive selection of cocktails and beverages for a luxury experience.



Before you get going, check out our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.

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