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.

January 2016 President’s Message

01 Jan

This time last year I penned a President’s message predicting that 2015 would be a strong year for our area businesses and our local communities, and (lucky for me) the year certainly delivered on my promises. In 2015, we welcomed a new medical facility, a new retail anchor, the ground-breaking of a new hotel and […]

November 2015 President’s Message

01 Nov

Greetings Chamber Members, I think it is safe to say the word is out about how wonderful our city of Columbia Falls is to do business in. With news of a long awaited hotel in the heart of town, new retail store Murdoch’s opening soon and welcome investments by multiple entrepreneurs on Nucleus Avenue, we […]

September 2015 President’s Message

01 Sep

Greetings Chamber Members, What an incredible summer we have had in Columbia Falls and our surrounding communities. Anna Stene and the Visitor Center staff have been weathering the storm of fires, smoke, road closures and media spin with positive messaging while greeting visitors at two Visitor Information Centers this year, both in town and in […]

March 2015 President’s Message

01 Mar

So far 2015’s weather has been an anomaly and I keep overhearing the question – can it be Spring already? Weather aside, the activities of our seasonal member businesses indicate that indeed, Spring is here and Summer is just around the corner. Marc Ducharme, General Manager of Xanterra’s Glacier Park Lodges reported at their February […]