Explore. Enjoy. Engage.

Geotourism is all about the authentic exploration, enjoyment and engagement of a place. This goes beyond just traveling somewhere. It’s about experiencing all aspects of a destination, including the people, history, food and scenery, with all of your senses. There is no better place to have this type of immersive experience than Northwest Montana! As part of the Crown of the Continent region, and with awe-inspiring beauty and endless cultural and adventure recreation services available, our corner of Montana is arguably the best!

The Crown of the Continent Discovery Center is a unique brick and mortar hub allowing guests to learn more about the area and the efforts underway to protect it while simultaneously providing access to the surrounding dining, lodging and outdoor recreation companies that are dedicated to helping guests make the most out of their visit.

Our corner of the world allows guests access to dozens of public lands and national treasures, including:

  • Glacier National Park
  • Great Bear Wilderness
  • Bob Marshall Wilderness
  • Mission Mountains Wilderness
  • National Bison Range
  • Jewel Basin Hiking Area
  • Flathead Lake
  • Waterton Park

All you have to do is to decide how best to experience this place for yourself!

Stay in one of the many quality lodging or camp sites located in the various communities sprinkled throughout our area such as Bigfork, Columbia Falls, East Glacier, Essex, Hungry Horse, Kalispell, West Glacier or Whitefish. Take in the culture of the community by night with delicious dining establishments and local entertainment.

During the day, the options for outdoor recreation and adventure activities are unending and the ability to hire quality guides, outfitters and adventure providers enhances the experience. Explore hundreds of miles of trails on horseback, snowmobile or foot. Enjoy world class hunting and fishing or just viewing the amazing wildlife including bald eagles, grizzly bears, mountain goats and wolves. Engage your mind and body atop our mountains, in our forests and on our rivers and lakes.

The Crown of the Continent Discovery Center can help you find the perfect way to explore, enjoy and engage your surroundings in beautiful Northwest Montana!