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Best things to do in Hillhurst, Calgary

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Route
“walk through to check out interesting shops, eateries, and cafes. Charm galore! A few steps from the river, for a gorgeous walk.”
34local recommendations
Grocery Store
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“Wonderful selection of produce, fruits, deli and deli meats, cheese and basic necessities while on holidays. Also includes pharmacy for those emergency prescription refills. On-site parking for ease”
25local recommendations
Pub
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“Friendly and quaint pub that's in the heart of Kensington. Great local and imported beers and pub food.”
41local recommendations
BBQ Restaurant
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“Hayden Block Smoke & Whiskey is a bbq joint in the heart of Kensington, Calgary, Alberta. Smoking our meat from 10-14 hours, people love our brisket but we have a selection of meats, trays, and sides to choose from. Join us inside or out if the weather permits, or on our backyard whiskey garden open year-round. Drinkwise we’ve got the largest whiskey list in town, and an ever-evolving cocktail list anchored by our smokey old-fashioned. We’ve also got a bunch of beer on tap, with some local favorites and international selects.”
26local recommendations
Establishment
“The Jubilee Auditorium is an events center for musicians, community events, plays and keynote speakers! ”
17local recommendations
Coffee Shop
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“ Great place to do work or chill by a fireplace with a tea/coffee!! Short walk to the Bow River and the Peace Bridge!!!!”
31local recommendations
Establishment
“A nostalgic glimpse of The Plaza's beginning. Courtesy of the City of Calgary's Heritage Sites archive..”
29local recommendations
Park
“Riley Park is perfect for the nature get away in the city. It's an easy day trip and a short train ride from Banff Trail Station to Sunny Side Station. Take a walk through the gardens and catch a game of cricket. A great place for families all around as there is a free wading pool, playground and lots of room to run. This is a great place for a family picnic and our families personal favourite.”
28local recommendations
Premise
“The food court here is actually pretty good for a little mall, and it's always bustling with interesting people. They have all the basics, but my favourites are Koryo (for the food) and Thai Express (the workers are always so kind and I love having conversations with them in Chinese!)”
6local recommendations
University
“Calgary's technical school. Amazing views of downtown from the campus. Easy to get to by CTrain.”
8local recommendations
Restaurant
“Contemporary eatery serving traditional wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas & other Italian meals. Only the most authentic ingredients go into Pulcinella pizza, from Italian type 00 flour and olive oil to farm-fresh herbs and toppings, every ingredient is certified not only to the Association’s standards but to Dom’s(chef) as well. In Naples, a good time means good food with good friends and good conversation.”
25local recommendations
Restaurant
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“Sleek, colorful eatery serving Italian & French fare made with thoughtfully sourced ingredients. The word “Vero” in Italian means “true”. We like to be creative but at the same time we strive for bringing to our customers the true heart of the different cuisines of Italy and Spain and also from some regions of France.”
18local recommendations
Wine Bar
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“Urbane bar offering rotating wines paired with cheeses, charcuterie & inventive small plates.”
17local recommendations
Off-Licence
“This area is surrounded by pubs, cheap food and expensive food. Huge selections within a 2 km walk.”
15local recommendations
Shopping Centre
“Nice shopping mall with restaurants and large grocery store (Safeway) only 5minutes away.”
11local recommendations
Restaurant
“My favorite spot for drinks in Kensington with live music, standup comedy and a warm local atmosphere”
15local recommendations