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.

2016 Deadication Festival A Huge Success

30 Aug

The 3rd Annual Deadication Festival was a first for the city of Columbia Falls. After the festival’s first two years at Stillwater Landing, the festival organizer, Emily Clark of Make It Groovy Productions, decided to move the festival into the heart of town. In Columbia Falls, that meant a really big music festival at the […]

Stacey Schnebel new Chamber director

11 May

After six months of a Board-led Chamber and in anticipation of the arriving summer season, Stacey Schnebel departs the President position of the Board of Directors and assumes role as the new Executive Director. Read more below at the Hungry Horse News: http://www.flatheadnewsgroup.com/hungryhorsenews/schnebel-new-chamber-director/article_eb175a92-1798-11e6-bdcf-670a70a171dd.html  

May 2016 President’s Message

01 May

Are you familiar with the term “geotraveler”? If you had the opportunity to attend the Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Kalispell last month, or if you have kept up on Montana’s marketing efforts, then you know that the geotraveler is our target market for Montana tourism. Geotourism is a type of tourism that sustains or […]