Welcome to Northwest Montana
How to make everyone happy: Visit Montana’s Flathead Valley!
Looking for a gorgeous, fun-filled place for your next vacation or business meeting?
The Flathead Valley welcomes visitors from the United States and all over the World, including our friends from Canada. Many Canadian visitors are from Canada’s two nearby Provinces: Alberta and British Columbia. For your convenience we have included a convenient currency converter below.
How about a destination that gives you:
- 360-degree views of mountains and lakes
- One of North America’s premier national parks
- Recreation options for every age and ability
- Two nearby ski resorts
- Nine excellent golf courses
- Charming, historic small towns
- First-class convention facilities
You’ll find all these and much more in Northwest Montana’s Flathead Valley. Come visit and you’ll see why many visitors return here year after year.
You’ll discover a variety of high-quality vacation amenities in Montana’s Flathead Valley. From affordable to luxurious, familiar to unique, families to large groups, the valley offers options for every taste. Click below to view resources for planning your vacation or special event in northwest Montana.
Click below to view resources for planning your vacation or special event in northwest Montana.
Things To Do in Northwest Montana
Whether you are a new guest or a return visitor, there will always be something new and exciting to try in the Flathead Valley. There is always another cove to explore, more fish to lure and more campsites to try.
Popular recreational activities include:
- Camping in Northwest Montana and Glacier National Park
- Hiking Glacier Park, State Park and Wilderness Areas
- Biking and mountain biking
- Montana’s best golf courses
- Rafting the wild waters of Northwest Montana
- Lake fishing and fly fishing
- Downhill and cross country skiing, world class snowmobiling, dogsledding
Arts & Culture
Whatever your passion - arts, history, culture - you’ll find remarkable new ways and places to explore it throughout the Flathead Valley. Attend a symphony performance, live theater or visit some of our many galleries and museums.
Acres of Opportunity
The Flathead Valley is close to three wilderness areas and Glacier National Park. Use our towns and villages as your home base for exploring!
The Flathead Valley
The “Flathead,” as locals call the valley, lies just west of the Continental Divide in northwest Montana. Here you’ll find the gateway to Glacier National Park, and the home of both Whitefish Mountain Resort and Blacktail Ski Area.
Flathead Lake, the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi, is also among the cleanest large lakes – perfect for sailing, cruising, swimming, and fishing.
A surprisingly mild climate invites you outside all year. Typical winter temperatures are in the 20s and 30s. Summer temperatures usually range from the 70s to low 90s.
Tools to help you plan your visit
Getting Here is Easy
By Plane: Glacier Park International Airport (FCA), centrally located between Kalispell, Whitefish and Columbia Falls, provides the services of a big-city airport without the crowds. SkyWest Airlines, United Express, Allegiant Air and Alaska/Horizon Airlines serve Glacier Park International Airport from all over the U.S.
By Train: Amtrak's Empire Builder travels between Seattle and Chicago, pulling into the historic Whitefish Depot daily. Amtrak also stops at West Glacier, Essex and East Glacier Park.
By Auto: Automobiles and RVs can use Interstate 90 to U.S. Highway 93 or take U.S. 2 into the Flathead Valley.
Learn more about NW Montana transportation options.