We consider our whole valley home and it's easy and fast to navigate to all locations, so do check out happenings in Whitefish, Columbia Falls, Big Fork and Kalispell. They all offer art galleries, shopping, museums, cultural events, yoga, work out facilities, culinary classes, fine dining, live music, micro-breweries, arts and crafts festivals, music in the parks and antique shopping.
Glacier National Park located on the border of Montana and Canada. The most pristine of all national parks and the one people would most like to revisit. The scenery, the wildlife, the Going to the Sun highway and the geological history make Glacier "the spot" for a fabulous vacation
The Flathead Valley offers more golf holes per capita than most vacation destinations. From Whitefish lake Golf Club's 36 championship holes to East Glacier's classic 1920's nine holer, we can satisfy golfers of every skill level. Nine fabulous courses in a 45 minute radius from Kalispell.
You can fly into Glacier Park International Airport on Northwest, Delta/Sky West, Allegiant, United and Alaska/Horizon airlines. Whitefish is a 10-15 minute drive from the airport which is located on Hwy 2, half way between Whitefish and Kalispell. Rental cars can be booked through Hertz, National, Avis and Budget who all have locations inside the airport.
The Whitefish Train Depot is located in downtown Whitefish. Daily Amtrak passenger service the on the Empire Builder runs between Seattle/Portland and Chicago. The train from the east arrives daily in the PM, the train from the west arrives daily in the AM.
If you plan to drive, the scenery on the way to Whitefish from every direction is fabulous. Why drive? Sometimes the flights into the valley are filled. Should this happen to you and threaten your vacation dates, you can fly into other "near-by" cites, rent a car and drive to Whitefish. By car, the trip is about 6 hours from Spokane, WA, 6 hours from Calgary, Alberta, 2½ hours from Missoula, MT and 10 hours from Seattle, WA or Portland, OR. Beautiful scenery from all directions!
Glacier Park International Airport - 4170 Hwy 2 East, (406) 257-5994
• Delta/Sky West Airlines - (800) 221-1212 or (406) 257-1030
• United Airlines - (800) 241-6522
• Allegiant Airlines - (702) 505-8888
• Alaska/Horizon Airlines - (800) 547-9308 or (406) 752-4673
• Northwest Airlines - (800) 225-2525
Air - Charter
• Glacier Jet Charter - (406) 755-5362; (866) 353-8322
• Amtrak - Whitefish Depot - (800) 872-7245 or (406) 862-2268 *See above for specials!
• Avis Rent A Car - Airport - (406) 257-2727
• Budget Rent A Car - Airport - (406) 755-7507
• Dollar Rent A Car - 5506 Hwy 2 West - (406) 892-0009
• Enterprise Rent A Car - 2175 Hwy 2 East - (406) 755-4848
• Hertz Rent A Car - Airport - (406) 758-2220
• National Car Rental - Glacier International Airport - (800) 257-7144
• Payless Car Rental - 4785 Hwy 2 West - (800) 729-5377
Water, water everywhere! Lakes, rivers, and blue ribbon trout streams. Whitefish lake, Flathead Lake, Hungry Horse Reservoir, Lake MacDonald, the Middle, South and North Fork of the Flathead River are all beautiful options.
The Flathead Valley is an outdoor adventure wonderland. Hiking, biking, horseback riding, rafting, swimming, snow and water skiing, snowboarding, fly fishing, bird watching, hunting boating, sailing canoeing, kayaking and golfing - just to name a few!
From Farmer's Markets, Skijoring Competitions, Thursday Night Art Walks to The Rebecca Farms Event these seasonal and annual events offer marvelous opportunities to celebrate the season or the reason here in Northwest Montana!
Big Mountain is Whitefish's own winter playground! Cross country skiing and snow shoeing locations abound in the Flathead Valley and one of my favorite winter spots is Glacier Park. Great snowmobiling trails from Big Mountain into secluded wilderness areas.