Things to do in Inglewood
Inglewood is Calgary’s original main street and has the history to prove it. Today, this historic neighbourhood is a bohemian paradise of unique shops, restaurants, and live music venues that are all part of the Music Mile. Neighbourhood favourites High Line Brewing, Cold Garden, and Ol' Beautiful make Inglewood a great place to grab a pint. Get an education in Japanese knives at Knifewear, try the wood fired rotisserie chicken at The Nash, the weekend brunch at Deane House, shop at the Inglewood Night Market, or take in big band swing or live jazz standards at Ironwood Stage & Grill and you will see why Inglewood was named the Best Neighbourhood in Canada in 2015.
Things to do in Kensington
Snap a must-have Instagram shot at the Peace Bridge before you walk across the Bow River to Kensington, one of the most walkable neighbourhoods in Calgary. Locals can’t get enough of the organic, fair trade coffee at Higher Ground. Sweet treats at Crave Cupcakes are always a favourite or you can get some kitten cuddles and a hot drink at the Regal Cat Cafe.
Things to do in Bridgeland
Bridgeland might be known as Little Italy but has gained a reputation as the breakfast capital of Calgary and features several hole-in-the-wall restaurants you just have to try. Head to 1st Avenue NE and become a fan of brunch with the organic, homegrown eggs served up at OEB Breakfast Co. and the Bridgeland Breakfast Sammy at Blue Star Diner. It’s always a good idea to get in line early for the legendary ramen at Shiki Menya – only a limited number are made each day – before you flip through the vinyl record collection at Lukes Drug Mart, a family run business since 1951.