Rainbow Lake, Alberta

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Rainbow Lake
Town of Rainbow Lake
Official logo of Rainbow Lake
Rainbow Lake is located in Alberta
Rainbow Lake
Rainbow Lake
Location of Rainbow Lake in Alberta
Coordinates: 58°30′0″N 119°22′59″W / 58.50000°N 119.38306°W / 58.50000; -119.38306Coordinates: 58°30′0″N 119°22′59″W / 58.50000°N 119.38306°W / 58.50000; -119.38306
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Region Northern Alberta
Census division 17
Specialized municipality Mackenzie County
Incorporated 1966 (town)
 • Mayor Walter Olorenshaw
 • Governing body Rainbow Lake Town Council
 • MP Chris Warkentin (Peace River-Cons)
 • MLA Frank Oberle (Peace River-PC)
Area (2011)[2]
 • Total 11.04 km2 (4.26 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 534 m (1,752 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 870
 • Density 78.8/km2 (204/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Postal code span T0H
Area code(s) +1-780
Website Official website

Rainbow Lake is a town in northwest Alberta, Canada. It is located west of High Level at the end of Highway 58, in Mackenzie County.

The town carries the name of the nearby lake, formed on the Hay River, that was so called due to its curved shape.


The population of the Town of Rainbow Lake according to its 2015 municipal census is 938,[4] a −13.3% change from its 2007 municipal census population of 1,082.[5]

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Rainbow Lake had a population of 870 living in 305 of its 424 total dwellings, a -9.8% change from its 2006 population of 965. With a land area of 11.04 km2 (4.26 sq mi), it had a population density of 78.8/km2 (204.1/sq mi) in 2011.[2]

According to the 2006 census, Rainbow Lake had:

  • a population of 965 living in 448 dwellings, a 1.1% decrease from 2001;
  • a land area of 11.04 km2 (4.26 sq mi); and
  • a population density of 87.4/km2 (226/sq mi).[6]


The community is served by the Rainbow Lake Airport (IATA: YOPICAO: CYOP).


The town is home to the Rainbow Lake School operated by the Fort Vermilion School Division, which offers curriculum for kindergarten through grade 12.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. September 16, 2016. Retrieved September 16, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  3. ^ "Alberta Private Sewage Systems 2009 Standard of Practice Handbook: Appendix A.3 Alberta Design Data (A.3.A. Alberta Climate Design Data by Town)" (PDF) (PDF). Safety Codes Council. January 2012. pp. 212–215 (PDF pages 226–229). Retrieved October 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Outcomes: 2015 Municipal Census" (PDF). REDI Region. August 25, 2015. Retrieved September 11, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Alberta 2009 Official Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. September 15, 2009. Retrieved September 11, 2015. 
  6. ^ Statistics Canada. "Canada 2006 Census: Rainbow Lake - Community Profile". Retrieved 2007-06-12. 
  7. ^ "Rainbow Lake School". Fort Vermilion School Division. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 

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