Rainbow Lake is a town located in Mackenzie County, in the northern side of Alberta, Canada. The city is named after a lake - Rainbow Lake, formed on Hay River. The lake is curved shaped, exactly like a rainbow.
Settled in the 19th century and incorporated in 1966 as a town, Rainbow Lake has about 800 residents and an area of 11 squared kilometers. Rainbow Lake has 448 houses and is served by Rainbow Lake Airport. For touristic purposes, this is a great destination of Canada and if you decide to visit Rainbow Lake you will surely not regret it, as you will be charmed by the wonderful attractions and the nice and friendly locals.
Rainbow Lake is the lake after which the city of Rainbow Lake was named. It was discovered by those who inhabited the area long before the European settlement. Rainbow Lake was named by the Cree and Slavery bands and some historic proofs indicate that it was not named like this not due to its shape, but after a fur merchant in the area, named Rainbow Fourmier. Either way, the lake is an important attraction and offers great recreational possibilities near it.
Rainbow Lake Forest Provincial Recreation Area is located right near the city and is a hot spot for the locals who love to spend their free time in this place. It offers numerous recreational activities like fishing, boating and water skiing. For children, there are playgrounds and for families that want to spend the night here there are camp sites and numerous picnic areas.
Mozzy the Mosquito is a monument raised in Rainbow Lake in the honor of the oil business developed in the province of Alberta. The statue is raised from tools that are regularly used at the oil extraction and is a fun, yet honorable attraction of the city.