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Summertime thrills. Winter wonderland. Culture, nature, commerce, community  Whatever your angle, Kalispell has a tale to tell. Here you will find a wealth of ideas for travel and activity features, community profiles, business and convention spotlights and more. Also, for  timely updates about annual, seasonal and one-time events in our area — such as the Montana Dragon Boat Festival, the Huckleberry 100, Glacier Jazz Stampede, the Event at Rebecca Farms and others please see our main events listings. Please let us know if you would like more information on these or other topics.

 

 

Spend Winter Break in the Winter Wonderland of Kalispell

Winter break in Northwestern Montana means all of the frosty adventure your mind can conjure.  The mountains rapidly fill with fluffy white stuff, streets and shops brim with holiday cheer, and winter outdoor recreation enthusiasts wax their boards and rev their snowmobile engines with unbridled glee. Kalispell’s central location at…
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The Don’t-Miss Days of Summer

Visitors to Montana often marvel how summer days seem to last forever here. With new discoveries around every bend in the river or trail, this is a place where the familiar humdrum of life is replaced by a barrage of new sensory experiences: The dizzying scents of wild mint and…
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To Glacier and Beyond

A trip to or through Northwest Montana surely has its must-do's and those definitely must include an adventure in Glacier National Park — a Red Bus ride over Going-to-the-Sun Road, a breathtaking hike, a boat ride on an iconic lake, or a rocking-chair afternoon on the deck of one of the…
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Lending a Hand

No matter how beautiful a landscape or how interesting a culture, some of us find travel more exciting and more fulfilling when we get off the tourist track and discover places or people who can use an extra hand. And in Northwest Montana there are plenty of places where extra…
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Farmers Markets Overflow With the Bounty of the Flathead

Nothing says summer in Montana like an evening under the big sky spent munching on locally grown fruits, veggies and baked goods, listening to a bluegrass band and catching up with new and old friends.  Farmers markets across the nation have taken off in popularity, as the need and importance…
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Epic Drives in Every Direction

The most well-known feature of Glacier National Park isn’t a product of nature, but of human engineering and hard labor. For generations of park visitors, the Going-to-the-Sun Road is synonymous with the park itself — a breathtaking, perspective-shifting transect of a landscape renowned for those same qualities. As road trips…
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Meet in the North Montana wilderness: summertime group activities

"Big city turn me loose somewhere in the middle of Montana." — Merle Haggard, "Big City" Away from the 60-degree air-conditioned meeting rooms and 90-plus-degree concrete outdoor spaces of summer meetings in most big cities, lies Montana. Here in the northwest corner of the state, summer guests are met with…
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Tour Kalispell and Montana’s Flathead Valley by Bike

Cycling in Montana’s Flathead Valley is a stunning way to experience some of the most spectacular scenery in the lower 48 states. Highways are wide open and, especially during the “shoulder” seasons of spring and autumn, largely uncrowded by vehicles. Several tours offer more intimate glimpses into the scenic vistas…
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Glacier’s Winter Glory

Finding adventure and tranquility in the national park. They named it Glacier National Park for a reason. Skewering the clear blue sky along the U.S.-Canadian border in Northwest Montana, the mountains of the picturesque park typically get buried in so much winter powder that many of them remain white capped…
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Meetings By the Hearth in the Shadow of Glacier

As the gateway to Glacier National Park and Flathead Lake, the city of Kalispell sits amidst Montana's most iconic natural places. But this is no remote outpost at the edge of the map. With a full array of small- and medium-sized conference, meeting and convention facilities as well as direct…
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Craft beer, small-batch spirits and award-winning wines entice visitors to Northwest Montana

After a day on the mountain snow, hiking or skiing the trails, biking through the scenery or just strolling through quaint downtowns, one can appreciate that in recent years, Northwest Montana has become a veritable oasis of breweries, distilleries and wineries. Fans of small-batch porters and pilsners, Rieslings and ryes…
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Experience the History & Culture of Northwestern Montana’s First Nations

Just as former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer proclaimed on an interview with David Letterman, Montana is a slice of the West — as it used to be.  First Nations across Montana are incredibly active and determined to preserve their culture and history, and right around Kalispell in the Flathead area…
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Kalispell and the Flathead Valley: a Haven for Western Art

With its rich Native American heritage, stunning scenery, and location near the railroad to ship off prized Herford and Angus cattle, Kalispell reflects a convergence of nature, culture, animals and land. This tie is reflected in the arts and cultural opportunities across the Flathead Valley. Kalispell was a hotbed for…
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A Birder’s Paradise Awaits in Northwest Montana

Situated at the center of Northwest Montana’s Flathead Valley, the vibrant city of Kalispell offers the best of what people appreciate about Montana. But we aren’t the only species to think highly of the area. Year after year, thousands upon thousands of birds flock through the area along a major…
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Harvest time: Experience Flathead Valley’s flourishing farm-to-table movement

Between the jagged peaks of the Flathead, Swan and Mission ranges on the east and the rolling Salish Mountains on the west lies the Flathead Valley, one of the most fertile agricultural valleys in Montana. As local farmers harvest the fruits, vegetables and grains of their labors, autumn in the…
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Sailboat at sunset on Flathead Lake in Montana

Incorporate wellness into your Northwest Montana Meeting

Just as you may be trying to practice holistic approaches in your home and work life, taking a holistic wellness approach with your meeting or conference planning will have guests feeling more engaged and energized. In Northwest Montana just breathing the air can calm the soul and help attendees adopt…
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Autumn in the Flathead Valley Offers World-Class Fishing and Scenery

Autumn in Montana is a spectacular season to be under the big sky. The Flathead Valley boasts some of the most stunning scenery anywhere during the fall months, thanks to the glowing golden larch trees and groves of colorful quaking aspens. In addition to the ripe landscape, the fly-fishing is…
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Autumn Road Trip: Exploring Glacier National Park and Flathead Lake via Kalispell

In Northwest Montana, autumn is the season that locals lust for. The temperatures are still comfortable and the sun is still shining, yet the summer vacationers have gone home to jump into work and school — leaving the exploring during the secret season to the savvy travel pros. Glacier National…
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Autumn Brings Colorful Activities to Kalispell

Autumn in Kalispell is a celebration of the changing seasons…a last chance to get outdoors before the snow begins to pile up and a wonderful time to bask in the vibrant culture at the center of the Flathead Valley. Below is a roundup of a sampling of events held under…
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Winter Recreation Wonderland Awaits in Kalispell

Winter under the big sky is an invitation to the frostiest, deepest, wildest party of the season in the lower 48.  At the heart of it all is Kalispell, the hub of the Flathead Valley in scenic Northwestern Montana. Kalispell offers a convenient get-away to a winter wonderland of world-class…
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Farm-to-conference table: experiencing Flathead Valley’s food and beverage scene

How and where we meet can be just as important as what we’re meeting about. And making sure conference and meeting attendees have ample, healthful sustenance can make for more productive and more creative work and play. In the fertile fields of Northwest Montana’s Flathead Valley a movement has been…
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Paddling Glacier National Park and Flathead Lake

You have to WANT to get to Montana.  It’s not typically a stop when traveling across country, and there are spots in the state where your iPhone will not work. However, what Montana lacks in big-city amenities, it makes up for in simply stunning beauty, friendly folks and some experiences…
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Small Meetings Shine Under the Big Sky

As the gateway to Glacier National Park and Flathead Lake, the city of Kalispell sits amidst Montana's most iconic natural places. But this is no remote outpost at the edge of the map. With a full array of small- and medium-sized conference, meeting and convention facilities as well as direct…
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Activate Your Inner Cowboy or Cowgirl With Western Adventure

While Montana has all the modern conveniences of any urban area, there are still real cowboys who enjoy the slower pace of life and unique connection to their land and animals. Ranching, agriculture and working livestock is a way of life dwindling across most of the country; but in Montana…
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Crown the Perfect Wedding With a Honeymoon in Kalispell, Montana

A well-planned wedding can make the happy couple feel like king and queen for a day. A well-planned honeymoon can give them their Crown. With its breathtaking mountain vistas, peaceful alpine lakes and abundant wildlife, Glacier National Park in Northwest Montana justly deserves its sobriquet as the “Crown of the…
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Canadian Shoppers Find Local Color and Money-Saving Deals in the Flathead

Looking for unique finds and good deals? Take advantage of the strong Canadian dollar and reasonable prices below the border and make a trip to Kalispell in Montana’s beautiful Flathead Valley. Many artisans and entrepreneurs have been drawn to the Flathead Valley by the landscape and uncrowded spaces. Combine those…
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#FoundYourPark

Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial in Glacier National Park. A century ago President Woodrow Wilson signed the bill creating the National Park Service, inspired by the efforts and leadership of great conservationists John Muir, President Theodore Roosevelt and others. Often considered “America’s best idea,” the National Park Service was…
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Hotel With a Past: Kalispell Grand Hotel Celebrates Centennial

Kalispell has a long history of being the Wild West hub to cattle ranching, logging and railroad life in northwestern Montana. For decades the storied streets, just a short drive away from the stunning natural wonders of Glacier National Park and Flathead Lake, have welcomed wide-eyed guests in awe of…
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Road Trip for Food Lovers: Discover Culinary Adventure Around Every Turn

These days, farmers markets are a staple, not an oddity.  Even large, chain grocers have incorporated local farm, ranch and dairy products into their offerings — refecting the fact that folks are more interested in eating local and eating right.  This desire to support local food has an appeal to…
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