|Town of Rainbow Lake|
|Planning region||Lower Peace|
|• New town||September 1, 1966|
|• Mayor||Michelle Farris|
|• Governing body||Rainbow Lake Town Council|
|• MP||Chris Warkentin (Peace River-Cons)|
|• MLA||Dan Williams (Peace River-Conservative)|
|• Land||10.76 km2 (4.15 sq mi)|
|Elevation||534 m (1,752 ft)|
|• Density||46/km2 (120/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC−7 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−6 (MDT)|
|Postal code span|
Rainbow Lake is a town in northwest Alberta, Canada. It is 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.
In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Rainbow Lake had a population of 495 living in 204 of its 352 total private dwellings, a change of -37.7% from its 2016 population of 795. With a land area of 10.76 km2 (4.15 sq mi), it had a population density of 46.0/km2 (119.1/sq mi) in 2021.
In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Rainbow Lake recorded a population of 795 living in 303 of its 475 total private dwellings, a change of -8.6% from its 2011 population of 870. With a land area of 10.76 km2 (4.15 sq mi), it had a population density of 73.9/km2 (191.4/sq mi) in 2016.
The population of the Town of Rainbow Lake according to its 2015 municipal census is 938, a change of -13.3% from its 2007 municipal census population of 1,082.
The community is served by the Rainbow Lake Airport (IATA: YOP, ICAO: CYOP), and is connected via Alberta Highway 58.
The town is home to the Rainbow Lake School operated by the Fort Vermilion School Division, which offers curriculum for kindergarten through grade 12.