Columbia Mountain Ranch, Cabin Rentals & CampgroundFamily owned by the Alexanders since 2017, Columbia Mountain Ranch is the perfect Montana vacation destination, located just 18 miles from Glacier National Park. Five secluded cabins with kitchenettes, and a campground features spacious, and forested sites, providing the traveler with a true retreat. Nestled in the foothills of its namesake, Columbia Mountain, guests feel removed from the hustle bustle of the "real" world, while still being close-to-town and all the amenities. Be charmed by the rustic qualities of an actual ranch, complete with animals and a trout pond. Stay with us for an authentic Montana getaway with mountain views and five star service!
Swan Valley ImagesJohn K. Mercer of Swan Valley Images, is famous for his stunningly-beautiful photo images of the Swan Valley, Glacier National Park, and iconic places within the Crown of the Continent region. His work can be found right here at the Crown of the Continent Discovery Center, and is available for purchase. Our gallery is free to browse, come check it while enjoying a Montana Coffee Traders roasted latte from our coffee shop. A Swan Valley Images photo is the perfect memoir from a visit to the area, or from a favorite local spot.
Sperry ChaletSperry Chalet was built in 1913 by James J. and son Louis Hill of the Great Northern Railway, the prime developer of Glacier National Park. Listed as an Historic Landmark, these rustic buildings, built of native rock, have survived their rugged environment relatively unchanged for over 90 years.
Granite Park ChaletGranite Park Chalet was built in 1914 and 1915 by the Great Northern Railway to provide comfortable back country accommodations inside Glacier National Park. It was the last of the chalets built by the railroad and one of the only two back country chalets that have survived. Today this rustic lodge is listed as a National Historic Landmark and it continues to provide comfortable lodging to adventurers and visitors in the Glacier National Park wilderness.
Glacier Distilling CompanyGlacier Distilling is a craft distillery nestled in the foothills of Glacier National Park. We specialize in small-batch whiskeys that reflect the rugged beauty of our surroundings. We use local grains and pure glacial water from the Northern Rockies to create alpine whiskeys best enjoyed in the great outdoors.
Whitefish Chamber of CommerceWhitefish is home to the world-class Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort, the gateway to Glacier National Park, and 7,436 of the friendliest Montana folks – and business owners – that you’ll ever want to meet. Whether you’re looking for a great place to raise a family, run a business, enjoy your retirement years or simply take a well-deserved vacation, look no further!
US Forest Service – Flathead National ForestThe Flathead National Forest Service, managed by the US Forest Service, is a 2.3 million acre forest which contains both the Desert Mountain trail system and Canyon Creek trail system. The forest stretches along the west side of the continental divide from the US Canadian border south approximately 120 miles.
National Park Service – Glacier National ParkGlacier National Park contains pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and spectacular lakes. With over 700 miles of trails, it is a hiker's paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude. Relive the days of old through historic chalets, lodges, transportation, and stories of Native Americans.
Montana Outfitter’s and Guides AssociationMOGA is proud to include over 200 of the top licensed professional outfitters and guides in Montana with operations spanning all of Travel Montana’s regions. With years of experience guiding hunters, fishermen, horseback riders, skiers and snowmobilers through Montana’s mountains, lakes and prairies, our outfitters will show you the best of Montana in a Montana vacation customized and personalized to your needs.
Gateway to Glacier TrailThis is a non-profit citizens' organization seeking to build a bicycle/pedestrian path stretching along US Highway 2 from Badrock Canyon to West Glacier, Montana. The path will create a safe zone for pedestrians and bikers as well as a long awaited connection between the Flathead Valley and Glacier Park.
Glacier National Park ConservancyThe Glacier National Park Conservancy is the official non-profit fundraising partner of Glacier National Park. The Conservancy assures the Glacier National Park experience by providing support for preservation, education and research through philanthropy and outreach.
Glacier National Park AssociatesGNPA is a private, non-profit whose purpose is to help the NPS accomplish its goals in Glacier Park. GNPA encourages the donation of private funds to complete projects for which Park funding is insufficient. It also organizes volunteers to accomplish projects recommended by Park staff. GNPA educates the public about the Park's biological, geological, and historic resources, and the challenges the Park Service faces in the administration of the Park.
Flathead Valley Convention & Visitor BureauThe Flathead Valley Convention & Visitor’s Bureau promotes Montana’s Flathead Valley, a destination that offers: 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 and first-class convention facilities.
Flathead Avalanche CenterBased in Kalispell, Montana, the Flathead Avalanche Center covers an area of approximately 3,300 km2 that includes the Flathead, Swan and Whitefish ranges within the Flathead National Forest and portions of Glacier National Park. The goal of this site is to help provide the public with avalanche, snow pack and mountain weather information, as well as provide basic avalanche awareness and education.
Columbia Falls Chamber of CommerceColumbia Falls is nestled in the Northeast corner of the spectacular Flathead Valley. It’s a community which boasts Montana hospitality and family fun like no other. With a central location just minutes from Glacier National Park, Flathead Lake, numerous golf courses, and the Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort, you’ll find year round attractions, accommodations, and dining with honest Montana flavor and value.
Bob Marshall Wilderness FoundationThe Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation connects Americans with their wilderness heritage by providing access to and stewardship of one of the world’s most spectacular places –Montana’s Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, the crown jewel of the Wilderness System. We help hundreds of hard-working volunteers, including youth, develop a land ethic and give back to the wilderness by opening trails, restoring heavily used areas, maintaining historic structures and fighting weeds.
Bigfork Chamber of Commerce
The town of Bigfork is a picturesque and charming place. World class art galleries, fine restaurants, a 27-hole golf course, live theatre and unique shops can all be found within a quaint Western setting. Located near by, Glacier National Park, the Bob Marshall and the Swan Wilderness areas are full of wildlife and offer endless recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.
Crown of the Continent Geotourism Council
The Crown of the Continent Geotourism Council is a regional network of communities, tourism bureaus, conservation and business groups, educators, First Nations, government agencies, and others working together in the region that includes and surrounds Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park in southwestern Alberta, southeastern British Columbia, and northwestern Montana. Established in 2007, the partnership’s focus to date has been collaboration with National Geographic Society on the Crown of the Continent MapGuide and its associated website and implementing a regional sustainable business program.