Welcome to Northwest Montana
Tucked into the northwest corner of Montana, the Flathead Valley lies next to the rugged grandeur of Glacier National Park and the western edge of several million acres of designated wilderness.
We welcome guests from all parts of the US and the world. And since we share a border, many come from Canada, especially Alberta and British Columbia. To help plan your trip, we have included a currency converter on this page.
How about a destination that gives you:
- Glacier National Park
- Flathead National Forest & 3 wilderness areas
- Championship golf courses
- Museums of art and history
- Great food, good music and professional theatre
- Unique and historic communities
- Flathead Lake, largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi
You’ll find all these and much more in Northwest Montana’s Flathead Valley. It’s why many visitors return year after year.
The communities of the Flathead Valley are all unique, but they do have some things in common -- friendly people, fine dining, galleries, shops, festivals and special events. Accommodations include lodges and resorts, modern motels, backcountry cabins and bed & breakfast inns as well as full-service hotels perfect for meetings and conventions.
Hike the trails, swim in the lakes, play a round of golf or simply sit back and enjoy the view. There is always something to discover in the Flathead Valley.
Start making your list with some of the activities below.
Popular recreational activities include:
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.
Surrounded by national parks, forests and protected lands, the Flathead Valley is a gateway to a wilderness area equal to the size of the state of Vermont. It’s all within easy reach with options for every age and ability.
The Flathead Valley
The Flathead Valley is bordered by Canada and Glacier National Park to the north and Flathead Lake and the Mission Mountains to the south. In between are acres of recreational and cultural opportunities......moreinfo
Flathead Lake is big – up to 15 miles wide and 28 miles long. That means 188 square miles of sparkling water and pure enjoyment.
For an area so far north, the Flathead enjoys a surprisingly mild climate. Typical winter temperatures are in the 20’s and 30’s while summer temperatures range from the 70’s to low 90’s.
By Plane: Glacier Park International Airport (FCA), centrally located between Kalispell, Whitefish and Columbia Falls. Airline service is provided by Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, Delta Airlines/SkyWest and United Airlines/SkyWest.
By Train: Amtrak passenger trains stop daily in Whitefish and Glacier National Park (in season).
Automobile: U.S. Highway 93 runs north/south through the valley and U.S. Highway 2 serves the valley from the east and west.