November 28, 2012
  • Population:
    2500

Perhaps the most interestingly named community in Alberta; Zama City isn’t actually a city. Named after a Dene Tha’ Chief, Zama is home to about 250 permanent residents and fairly bursts with seasonal workers; almost 2,500 who come to work in the oil and gas industry. Located about 85 km north of High Level on the Mackenzie Highway and 63 km down a secondary road, Zama is right in the middle of the largest known oil and gas fields in Alberta. Life runs ‘round the clock’ in Zama but the ‘small-town’ atmosphere offers citizens and children security and safety. For Zama residents, it’s all about a good day’s work, friendships and family.