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.

Wildfire Discussion Points and Resources

13 Aug

Many visitors in our area have questions and concerns in regards to air quality, closures and wildfires.  Below are suggested discussion points to use to keep visitors updated and aware of the situation, while still giving them suggestions on how to continue to enjoy their stay. General Talking Points:   State the facts only. Avoid […]

July 2017 Newsletter

06 Jul

If the 177,256 people who visited Glacier National Park in May is any indication, it should be another record breaking summer. Soon enough we will be celebrating our community’s history and heritage with Heritage Days.   Your Chamber’s Events Committee has been hard at work putting together the Heritage Days 3 on 3 Basketball tournament.  If […]

Columbia Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Announces Search for Executive Director

23 Feb

Current Executive Director Stacey Schnebel to redirect her entrepreneurial talents to her existing local businesses and explore new opportunities Columbia Falls Area Chamber of Commerce begins its search for a new Executive Director this month. Current Executive Director, Stacey Schnebel, stepped down from the Board of Directors in May, 2016, to assume the role and […]

Casual Connections at our October Business After Hours ~ by Phil Carl of NXGEN

30 Nov

The BAH event for October was co-hosted by Phil Carl with NXGEN Payment Services and Flathead Family Foot Care and Dr. Robert Clase. Dr. Clases new office facility on Nucleus was the site of a great time of food, drinks, fun, networking and getting to know more about each others businesses and how we might […]