Rainbow Lake, Alberta


Rainbow Lake, Alberta

Infobox Settlement
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subdivision_type1 = Province
subdivision_name1 = Alberta
subdivision_type2 = Region
subdivision_name2 = Northern Alberta
subdivision_type3 = Census division
subdivision_name3 = 17
subdivision_type4 = Municipality
subdivision_name4 = Mackenzie No. 23
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leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = John Watt
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leader_name1 = Rainbow Lake Town Council
leader_title2 = MP
leader_name2 = Chris Warkentin (Peace River-Cons)
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leader_name3 = Frank Oberle (Peace River-PC)
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established_date = 1966 (town)
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website = [http://www.rainbowlake.ca/ Town of Rainbow Lake]
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Rainbow Lake is a small town in northern Alberta, Canada. It is located west of High Level at the end of Highway 58, in the Municipal District of MacKenzie.

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

Demographics

According to the 2006 census, Rainbow Lake has:
*a population of 965 living in 448 dwellings, a 1.1% decrease from 2001
*a land area of km2 to mi2|11.04|abbr=yes|wiki=yes
*a population density of Pop density km2 to mi2|87.4| spell=UK | abbr=yes.Cite web| url= http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/data/profiles/community/Details/Page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CSD&Code1=4817097&Geo2=PR&Code2=48&Data=Count&SearchText=Rainbow%20Lake&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&GeoLevel=&GeoCode=4817097 | title= Rainbow Lake - Community Profile | author= Statistics Canada| authorlink= Statistics Canada| year= Census 2006 | accessdate= 2007-06-12]

History

The Town of Rainbow Lake was named for its proximity to Rainbow Lake. The lake was called Rainbow by the Cree and Slavery who inhabited the area for many years, because of its shape. A trapper by the name of Rainbow Fournier roamed the area in the late 19th century and some believe it may have been named after him.

* 1965: Oil was discovered in the area, which resulted in the oil boom, followed by the development of the town by 1966.
* 1967: The first post office is opened.

Infrastructure

The community is served by the Rainbow Lake Airport Airport codes|YOP|CYOP. Education in the town is done at Rainbow Lake school. [ [http://www.fvsd.ab.ca/rainbow/ Rainbow Lake school] ]

See also

* Towns of Alberta

References

:* [http://www12.statcan.ca/english/profil01/CP01/details/Page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CSD&Code1=4817097&Geo2=PR&Code2=48&Data=Count&SearchText=Rainbow%20Lake&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&Custom= Statcan page for Rainbow Lake] :*Discover the Peace Country. [http://www.discoverthepeacecountry.com/htmlpages/rainbowlake.html Rainbow Lake] :* [http://www.cd.gov.ab.ca/enjoying_alberta/parks/planning/gateway/siteinformation.asp?id=212 Rainbow Lake Provincial Recreation Area]

External links

* [http://www.rainbowlake.ca/ Town of Rainbow Lake]

Geographic Location (8-way)
Centre = Rainbow Lake
North =



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