Zama City boasts a beautiful Library, outdoor rink, disc golf… and all the outdoor adventures that your imagination can create!

There are not many places in Alberta that offer great amenities with the Boreal Forest literally in your Backyard.

Zama City is an amazing place to live and raise a family. Low-key, simpler life surrounded by wilderness and great people. Run free and have fun where people love their community.

  • The Zama Community Park is located in the residential area, adjacent to the Campground. It hosts a variety of open spaces, and a stocked fish pond, swimming pond, screened in shelter, horseshoe pits, tots playground, disc golf course (can find on
  • Fully serviced campground right in town with coin operated showers and glamping cabin.
  • Alberta’s most northern Library, featuring over 8000 dvd’s and 16,000 book titles. A beautiful space to sit by the fireplace and read or reflect. The Wellness room sports a massage chair that is available to patrons and visitors!
  • The ‘Gym’ a 24/7 member-only fitness facility that has a cardio room as well as a large area for all the strength equipment. All equipment has been supplied by Apple Fitness. Memberships can be purchased by the month or year.
  • Community Hall hosts a variety of functions and events and has a designated community craft area. Outdoor rink and skate shack is used in the summer and winter for events and recreation as well. The memorial tree garden and fire pit area surrounds the community area.
  • Tapawingo Lodge which is a fly-in (winter snowmobile access) fishing lodge on Bistcho Lake is just to the North of us.
  • There are an abundance of areas surrounding the community for snowmobiling and atv-ing. The community is very much a off-road-friendly community!
  • Hunting, outfitting and wilderness opportunities abound around the community.
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Hay Zama Wildland Park is just a little ways to the South of Zama City!

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Hay-Zama Lakes Wildland Park preserves a huge
wetland that is visited by thousands of waterfowl each year. The park is 486 square kilometres in size. The Hay-Zama Lakes area has long been recognized by Aboriginal Peoples for its natural values, and conservation groups have worked to protect the area’s waterfowl habitat since the 1930s. In 1982, Hay-Zama Lakes was
designated a “wetland of international significance” under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. The Ramsar Convention promotes wise use of wetlands at 1675 Ramsar sites throughout the world. Hay-Zama was
designated a wildland park in 1999.

Hay-Zama Bison Hunt

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The Alberta Government first initiated a limited hunting season for the Hay-Zama bison population in 2008. Managing the herd for health is critical as the threat of spread from diseased bison from Wood Buffalo National Park is real. There is a history of diseases – including bovine tuberculosis and brucellosis – among the WBNP and Wentzel populations. The hunt has the additional benefit of addressing public safety concerns in the area, particularly in the communities of Chateh and Zama where there have been vehicle collisions with bison. Controlling the population size helps minimize the risk of these encounters.

Tapawingo Lodge – Bistcho Lake Alberta

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Reel in a trophy Walleye or Northern Pike at this fishing lodge in Northwestern Alberta at Bistcho Lake. Reachable by plane, or snowmobile in the Winter for the Adventurous, the lodge also accommodates artists and nature lovers. Tapawingo Lodge is the perfect place for family bonding/reunions, corporate outings, fellowship, and experiencing the quiet wonder of nature in any season. Zama City is a stop over for winter access as well as the private Airstrip in Zama is also available.

Bistcho Lake, AB

Bistcho Lake and the surrounding land has cultural and recreational significance for many Albertans across the generations, and will for generations to come. Here is a documentary on the area. Whether you agree with an additional protected area or not, no one disputes the value of a balance of land uses between people, animals and industry and the celebration of culture and history.

Bistcho Lake Documentary. The Dene Tha’ peoples have long been connected to Bistcho Lake and the surrounding area. Just as it’s an important ecological region, it continues today to be an important cultural, spiritual, and harvesting place for the community.

Watch a little bit of history and fun from the Zama City Mud Mania from 2011