Where in Northwest Montana?

Deep in the Rocky Mountains, where Alberta, British Columbia, and Montana meet, sprawls one of the wildest, most diverse and intact ecosystems in the world. This awe-inspiring region is known as the “Crown of the Continent,” a name that highlights the area’s geographical importance as the source of North America’s headwaters spilling cold, clean waters to the Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Hudson Bay. The Crown region encompasses the Glacier-Waterton International Peace Park and the surrounding region of unbroken prairie, deep forest, plunging valleys, and jagged peaks. The Crown of the Continent Discovery Center is located in West Glacier, Montana right at the West Entrance to Glacier National Park.

Getting to the Crown of the Continent Discovery Center is easy


Air service is centrally located at Glacier Park International Airport (airport code FCA) in Kalispell, Montana just 30 minutes from the Discovery Center.


Amtrak arrives daily at both Belton Station in West Glacier, Montana and Whitefish Station in Whitefish, Montana from both the east and the west.


The Crown of the Continent Discovery Center is accessed by US 2 and located at:

12000 Highway 2 East

West Glacier, MT 59936

This ideal location provides easy access Glacier National Park and is close proximity to numerous, quaint northwest Montana towns including: Columbia Falls, Whitefish, Kalispell and Bigfork.

Car Rentals

  • Avis*: 406-257-2727
  • Budget Rent-a-Car*: 406-755-7500
  • Dollar Rent-a-Car: 406-892-0009
  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car: 406-755-4848
  • Glacier Heli-Tours: 800-879-9310
  • Hertz*: 406-758-2220
  • National*: 406-257-7144
  • Alamo*: 406-257-7144
  • Thrifty Car Rental: 406-257-7333

*These rental car companies are located at the Glacier Park International Airport