Year Round Fun In Town, and In the Wilds

The City of Columbia Falls maintains approximately 28 acres of park land including six playgrounds and paved pedestrian paths. There are baseball and soccer fields, picnic areas and playgrounds, a waterfall and an outdoor band shell. The City operates the Pinewood Family Aquatic Center, a 25 meter competitive swimming pool and a leisure pool with several fixed play features.

Other fun summer activities include Montana’s biggest and best Water Theme Park – Big Sky Waterpark. Ten exciting slides, huge whirl pool, picnic grounds, beach volley ball, krazy kars and much more. Aerial adventures, zip-line tours, natural vortex and a captivating family recreation park with a world class wooden maze, bumper water boats, bank shot basketball, miniature golf and race car track.

Family cycling from Columbia Falls to Glacier National Park becomes a long awaited reality in summer 2007 when a 12 mile separated bike and pedestrian path, the Gateway to Glacier Trail.

Columbia Falls and the surrounding area offer a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities to provide a fun-filled day, or week, for the entire family. Year-round, there’s always adventure and fun to find!

Market Nights

The Columbia Falls Farmers’ Market and the Community Market fun begins in mid May and continues every Thursday through mid-September. The markets are open from 5 p.m. to 8pm. The West Glacier Farmer’s Market begins June 24th and continues every Friday through Labor Day.


Columbia Falls and the surrounding areas offer numerous camping opportunities, up the North Fork, in Glacier Park, at Hungry Horse Reservoir and on the Flathead National Forest Service land.

Family Recreation

The City of Columbia Falls maintains approximately 28 acres of park land. To find out more about our parks – including our brand new River’s Edge park, check out the City of Columbia Falls’ website.

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park attracts outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds. To learn more about your opportunities in Glacier, check out the Glacier National Park website.


Golf Flathead Valley – “Golf Destination of the Northwest” – Ranked among the “50 greatest golf destinations,” by Golf Digest, September 2000


If you love hiking, you couldn’t have selected a better place. Hiking opportunities surround us, from a quick climb of Columbia Mountain to lift assisted elevation gains at Whitefish Mountain Resort, to wilderness hikes in Glacier and on the Flathead National Forest that range from a quick day hike to multi-day excursions.

River Trips

From Wild and Scenic to calm and serene, the three forks of the Flathead offer recreation, relaxation and excitement. There are four raft companies located in West Glacier, as well as raft and water toy rental opportunities for those who prefer to do it themselves.


Family-friendly skiing awaits you in the Flathead Valley and Columbia Falls is a convenient HQ for your upcoming ski adventure. Check out the fantastic terrain and amenities at Whitefish Mountain Resort.


In the wintertime, Columbia Falls is the gateway to vast snowmobiling trails in Montana’s Flathead Valley. The mountains are high and the powder is deep.