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.

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 […]

March 2016 President’s Message

01 Mar

Our small businesses are growing strong with thanks to the ever increasing consumer awareness of how the locally spent dollar impacts the local economy. We have plenty of positive growth to be proud of in our area. But with the good news, often comes challenging news. Changes at our anchor industry, what we will now […]

January Luncheon features Montana’s Main Street

05 Jan

Our members agree – NETWORKING at the Chamber Luncheon adds incredible value to membership! Build relationships – Grow business MARK YOUR CALENDAR MONTHLY CHAMBER LUNCHEON Tuesday, January 12 11:45 – 1:00 January Featured Topic Montana’s Main Street ~ with ~ Program Coordinator Tash Wisemiller Tash Wisemiller, Program Coordinator of the Montana Main Street Program will […]

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 […]