Great Northern Resort & Whitewater Rafting

Just a mile from the West Glacier entrance to Glacier National Park, you can enjoy a complete Montana vacation experience.

Stay in our cozy Glacier National Park themed Cabins or our luxurious new 14 room Swiss Chalet style Lodge.  Enjoy time on the river whitewater rafting or fly fishing on one of our guided river tours. You can even host your wedding or family reunion with breathtaking views of the mountains as your backdrop at our top-rated Montana Wedding venue. Our resort provides a perfect base for exploring beautiful Glacier National Park.

Our experienced river guides are available to take you on an unforgettable whitewater adventure. Enjoy the rugged scenery while floating the glacial-fed Flathead River in the Flathead National Forest area located in the southern boundary of Glacier National Park. Let our professional river guides navigate you down eight miles of Class II-IV rapids on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River.  We’d love to entertain you on a scenic float, instruct you in proper paddling techniques at kayak school, or advise you on the right fly to hook a world-class Cutthroat Trout in the crystal clear Montana waters.

We also offer industry-leading river education and safety classes through our Glacier River School. From kids’ awareness programs to swift water rescue certifications for the professional rescuer or boater.  The River School and its RQ3 and ACA instructors will make sure you have the skills you need to have fun and be safe on the river.


We offer several different Whitewater & Scenic Rafting trips on Montana’s Flathead River. From our newest addition, the Breakfast Whitewater Rafting Tour, to half day or full day options, including dinner trips and overnight tours.  West Glacier Montana is headquarters for all of Glacier Park Rafting’s whitewater and fly fishing activities. We offer some of the more extensive and exciting varieties of guided river trips available along the scenic southern boundary of Glacier National Park.


Experience the most from your Montana vacation by staying at Great Northern Resort. Conveniently located just a mile from the West Glacier entrance to Glacier National Park. Great Northern’s new 14 room Lodge and private Swiss Chalet Log Cabins are the perfect base for exploring the Park and northwest Montana.


Enjoy fly fishing in Glacier National Park on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River with the experienced guides of Great Northern Resort. Choose from a half day, full day or customizable multi-day and overnight fly fishing adventures.

We are your Glacier National Park Headquarters for: Whitewater Rafting, Fly Fishing, Lodging, Weddings, Elopements, Glacier River School, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Kid’s River Safety Camps, Pack-Rafting and more.

Friday Music on the Porch…

Join us for Friday Music on the Porch from 5-8pm! A fun family event spent enjoying music with plenty of room for the kids to play on the expansive lawn, as the adult’s lounge on the Great Northern Railway Cafe deck.  This year, we will again be hosting a variety of local bands and music styles. Be sure not to miss this fun musical event.  Located on the deck next to the Red Caboose!

Date: Fridays between June 14th – Aug. 30th.