Namaka is a hamlet in southern Alberta, Canada within Wheatland County. In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Namaka had a population of 72. The township is located approximately 10 kilometres south of Highway 1 and 55 kilometres east of Calgary. Its name means “near the water” in Blackfoot. The first school was built in 1909.
From the Community Vision Section of the Namaka Area Structure Plan (2016):
Namaka is a small, quiet and closely-knit community, with convenient access to the amenities of Strathmore. Residents value their rural lifestyles and open space views where children can safely ride their bikes and play outside. In the future, Namaka will grow gradually, accommodating some new residents while maintaining its rural character and charm, with complementary lot sizes and a continued feeling of shared open space. The views to the prairie and sensitive environmental features will be protected, and the community will be able to support additional recreational opportunities. This community vision aligns with the principles of sustainability contained within Wheatland County’s Municipal Development Plan and the Alberta Government’s South Saskatchewan Regional Plan.
Namaka Mennonite Cemetery
Namaka Mennonite Cemetery is located 8 kilometres south of the hamlet of Namaka.
Namaka, Strathmore Census Division
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