Western Montana and Glacier National Park Blog
The Official Western Montana Travel & Tourism Blog
This Glacier Country Montana blog is written and curated under the big blue sky by a group of Montana-obsessed adventurers. We’ve lived in and traveled all over Western Montana and are always on the lookout for the next mountain moment or hidden gem. Sign up for our blog newsletter and follow along with us on social media to get the insider scoop on living, working and playing in our little slice of heaven.
The Crown of the Continent Beckons
With over 1 million acres of towering, jagged peaks, cascading waterfalls, wild meadows and sparkling waters, plus wildlife watching and recreation opportunities, it is, quite simply, the vacation of a lifetime.
Read all about it here.
Museums, Galleries, Live Music and Performing Arts
From the cultural heritage of our First Nations to the museums, galleries, live music and performing arts of our thriving small towns, the greatness of the arts and culture landscape in Western Montana is on par with that of the natural one.
Our events and magnificent communities will get you inspired.
Winter Wonder in Glacier Country
They say you can’t measure happiness, but 300+ inches of fresh snow every year is a good start. With thousands of acres of pristine terrain boasting six downhill ski areas, untouched backcountry and miles of snowmobiling trails, powder season in Montana is what dreams are made of.
The trick is to know where to start.
Family Vacations in Glacier Country
For generations, families have been vacationing in Western Montana’s Glacier Country, where adventure comes in many forms and can be as simple as floating a river, picking wild huckleberries or exploring a ghost town.
Memories like these will last a lifetime.
Glacier National Park is a wonder all its own, with plenty of exploration and adventure to keep you busy for the entirety of your stay. But the communities that surround the park are infused with the same spirit of otherworldly splendor.
The park isn’t the only place boasting plenty of adventure.
Summer Adventure is Essential
Every season in Western Montana holds its own kind of magic, but summer here is what dreams are made of. Our impossibly blue skies stretch out forever above some of the most heavenly landscapes on earth. Stories told during our warm season come with lakes, rivers, scenic drives, music, and famed farmers markets.
Satisfy your summer wanderlust in Montana.
The Latest Blog Articles From Glacier Country
Western Montana Wildland Fire and Smoke Update
July 1, 2021: Western Montana Wildland Fire and Smoke Update It’s summertime in Western Montana, and with that comes outdoor fun, sunshine, camping, and…responsibility. Although it’s beautiful and green in Glacier Country right now, our friends and partners at the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation tell us they’re bracing for a lot of fire activity this year.
Swan Lake: A Western Montana Gem
The once-hopping timber camp of Swan Lake is now a quiet place to relax and recreate in some of Western Montana’s most gorgeous landscapes. Tucked in the picturesque Seeley-Swan Valley and located at the southern tip of its namesake—Swan Lake—year-round visitors use this community as a launching point for lake and river fishing, hiking, birding, […]
17 Things to Do Indoors in Western Montana
Indoor exploration in Western Montana can be as memorable as our outdoor scene. Sometimes, strolling a museum, watching live theater, or sampling local craft beer is exactly what you need on a rainy day, to beat the summer temps or to dodge wildland fire smoke. We’ve listed 17 of our favorite things to do indoors […]
Hit the Trails on Side-by-Sides and Other Off-Road Vehicles
Getting off the beaten path in Western Montana’s Glacier Country sometimes literally means getting off the road and onto trails made for all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and other (off-highway vehicles) OHVs, like four-wheelers and utility terrain vehicles (UTVs) like side-by-sides. An off-road adventure is also a wildly fun way to experience Montana’s incredible backcountry and high […]
6 Ways to Be a Good “Vacation Rental” Neighbor
Booking a vacation rental is a great way to experience what life is like for a local in Glacier Country, and overnight guests are a vital part of Western Montana’s economy—but it also comes with a huge responsibility. Here are six ways to be a responsible and respectful traveler when staying at a vacation rental […]