WOMEN’S MONTH// This month, we are celebrating the incredible women-owned businesses in our community! With International Women’s day on March 8, we will shine a spotlight on these inspiring entrepreneurs. Kensington is home to many women owned businesses and we are so excited to share them this month! To kick things off, we have Annie MacInnis, the Executive Director of the Kensington BIA, who has been a great leader in our community and someone who makes us incredibly proud on a daily basis.💙 #womensmonth #kensingtonyyc #womenownedbusinessyyc ...

KENSINGTON LOVE LETTERS // Visit us this Sunday, February 18 from noon to 2 at Can’t Stop the Love in Kensington. Write us a love letter and enter to win a gift card to a Kensington business! Pick up your letter and deliver it to the mailbox in the plaza in front of @trappedcalgary for your chance to win. There will be coffee from @devillecoffee and a drag fashion show all part of Chinook Blast. See you there 💙💚🩵

#chinookblastyyc #chinookblast #yycevents

STRUT YOUR STUFF // Enter to win a gift card to one of our fashion sponsors shops by strutting your stuff on the catwalk! During Can’t Stop the Love in Kensington as part of @chinookblast, you have the opportunity to walk the runway for your chance to win! We can’t wait to see you on February 18 between noon and 2 p.m. at the plaza area on Kensington road! What’s your go to runway song?

#chinookblastyyc #yycevents

PRIORITIZE YOUR WELLBEING// The best way to decompress from a long week is to take care of yourself mentally and emotionally. @yogabeyondwellness is a great place to take time to yourself and what better time to start than now?

#selflove #selfcare #yoga #yycfitness

CAN’T STOP THE LOVE IN KENSINGTON // Mark your calendars 🗓️ We are back this winter season with a drag fashion show highlighting some of our awesome local fashion spots including @peacockboutique, @kensingtonkonsignment, @trend_calgary, @kismet_calgary and @_splashoffashion_ ! New this year: take to the stage to strut your stuff for a chance to win a gift card to one of our fashion spots. As part of @chinookblast, we are excited to get outside and spread the love 🩵💚💙 see you on February 18 from noon to 2 in the outdoor plaza area infront of @trappedcalgary


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.”