Gateway to Glacier

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Welcome to the western Gateway to Glacier National Park, which includes the northwest Montana city of Columbia Falls and the surrounding communities of Polebridge, Hungry Horse, Martin City, Coram, West Glacier, Apgar and Essex. Just outside Glacier National Park, there are abundant family activities to entertain visitors of all ages.

The city of Columbia Falls anchors the area, offering the grocery and other supply stops for your stay. In Columbia Falls you will also find multiple playgrounds, bike trails through the woods and to the Flathead river. For more stimulating attractions a quick and easy drive out of town reveal a water park at Big Sky Waterslides, a natural vortex at the House of Mystery, a full day’s activities at the Amazing Fun Center like go carts, bumper boats, mini golf and a gigantic maze. When you are tired of exploring at ground level, take a walk in the trees at the Glacier Highline Adventure, or go on a horseback ride with Swan Mountain Outfitters – and don’t forget to check out the Crown of the Continent Discovery Center with their interactive map displays and petting zoo!

Of course, Glacier National Park is the biggest attraction of the area, with abundant wildlife, mountain and valley vistas, hundreds of miles to hike (or ski) and explore, and plenty of rivers and lakes to navigate. From natural to man made attractions, the Columbia Falls area makes the perfect home base for your Glacier National Park vacation.

Columbia Falls 3 on 3 Basketball

09 Jul

New Date, New Location, New Name, Same Integrity  The Columbia Falls 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament will be held  Saturday, July 31st 2021 on 4th Ave West in Columbia Falls. (On street in front of Glacier Gateway Elementary and Boys and Girls Club of Glacier Country)– One important change is the tournament is going to […]

Where to Wander Wednesday

22 Jul

Start out with preparing a scrumptious picnic and grab the water toys. We are heading east from Columbia Falls on Highway 2 to Hungry Horse, Montana. Start with a stop at the Glacier View/Hungry Horse Forest Service Office. There you will find information on everything to do with our local and national forests. They even […]

16 Reasons to Shop Local Instead of Online

10 Nov

Community Members: Our local businesses work hard year round to support our local non-profits, schools and community. During the holiday season, we encourage our local community to give back to our businesses by supporting them for your holiday shopping, meals and entertainment. Shop at our local retail businesses and while your at it, grab breakfast, […]

Chamber Committees – Get Involved!

09 Aug

The Columbia Falls Area Chamber of Commerce has several active, volunteer committees that help drive the vision and growth of our local Chamber and community. Join a committee today! We are looking for active, interested Chamber members who are looking to share their ideas, volunteer time and assist with the growth of the Chamber and […]

Meet the Gunsight Saloon

27 Aug

Music cranking, pool balls cracking, beverages poured and food served. That’s right, we are talking about the Gunsight Saloon. This lively restaurant is an impressive place to enjoy an evening out. After renovations, the Gunsight Saloon has a casino with 15 machines, two pool tables, an indoor and outdoor bar, live music stage, picnic tables, […]

Meet the Outlaw Diner

22 Aug

The Outlaw Diner is a delicious, family owned diner in Columbia Falls, Montana. The owners Alan and Nikki Bond, opened the Outlaw Diner in 2019. Their affordable menu has an option for everyone. Whether you are in the mood for a gyro or a french dip, the food is guaranteed to please! The word on […]