Montana’s Flathead Valley
Create a special Montana memory to treasure for a lifetime - visit Montana’s Flathead Valley. Imagine no crowds, genuine western hospitality, majestic mountains and an abundance of recreational and cultural activities.
Tucked into the northwest corner of Montana, the Flathead Valley is the gateway to Glacier National Park, a World Heritage Site, and home to both the Whitefish Mountain Resort on Big Mountain and Flathead Lake - the largest freshwater lake found west of the Mississippi. Discover picturesque towns, championship golf, museums, galleries, shopping, fine cuisine and a surprisingly mild climate.
The hub of the Flathead Valley is the city of Kalispell. Around Flathead Lake are the communities of Polson, Lakeside, Somers and Bigfork. To the north is the resort community of Whitefish, as well as Columbia Falls. The Greater Flathead Valley also embraces the Glacier National Park gateway communities of Hungry Horse and West Glacier.
Visitors are pleasantly surprised at the variety and quality of the vacation amenities found in the Flathead Valley. From affordable to decadent, familiar to unique, families to large groups, Montana’s Flathead Valley has something for everyone when planning a vacation or special event
Getting here is Easy
Delta Air Lines, Northwest Airlines, United and Horizon Airlines serve the Glacier Park International Airport (FCA), centrally located between Kalispell, Whitefish and Columbia Falls. Amtrak's Empire Builder pulls into the historic Whitefish Depot daily from points east and west. Automobiles and RV's can utilize I-90 to Highway 93 or take US 2 into the Flathead Valley.
Whether you are a new guest or a return visitor, there will always be something new and exciting to try in the Flathead Valley. There is always another cove to explore, more fish to lure and more campsites to try. Popular recreational activities include: camping, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, golf, rafting, fishing, skiing & snowmobiling.
Arts & Culture
Whatever your passion - arts, history, culture - you’ll find magical new ways and places to explore it throughout the Flathead Valley. You can take in a symphonic concert, live theatre or visit one of the valley’s numerous galleries and museums which feature changing exhibits.