Welcome to Western Montana’s Glacier Country. As you can see, Western Montana is a pretty big place. To help make your visit smoother, we’ve divided our region into two sections: the northern tier and the southern tier. Each area is a vacation in itself—supported by a friendly group of people who are happy to share their love for Glacier Country with visitors. From river guides to restaurateurs local street vendors to artists, the people who live and work here are authentic, welcoming and service-minded—with the goal of making your time in Western Montana positively memorable.
Hands down, the northern tier of Glacier Country has the most roof racks loaded with bikes, kayaks, skis and canoes, making it a great place to get away and play. Greeting you first is Flathead Lake—the largest natural freshwater lake in the West. And chances are if you’re here for long, you’ll venture onto one of the many backcountry roads that lead to wild places like the Cabinet Mountain Wilderness, Glacier National Park and the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Be sure to stop and listen for the quiet reverence found among the wild and scenic corners of the region. And after you’re done exploring, take time to stroll through the many charming communities in the area, each with its own distinct flavor, personality and charm.
Somehow the southern tier of Glacier Country has managed to find the perfect balance of history, culture and outdoor recreation. Home to the lush Bitterroot, Clark Fork, Blackfoot, Missoula and Seeley valleys, this region is filled to the brim with gorgeous vistas, high mountain peaks and Montana’s cultural hub—Missoula. Combine all of that with thriving small towns, enchanting downtowns, galleries and a flourishing local arts scene and you have something deliciously special.