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.

Explore Montana

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

When there are wildfires, here are a few things to keep in mind: You’re safe. Most wildland fires, when they happen, are in the back country, miles from civilization and any structures. Montana is home to 3,443,038 acres of wilderness, and most fires happen there. If, by chance, a wildland fire gets close to a community, our firefighting experts communicate, evacuate and communicate some more. If you are in an area that is being evacuated, don’t panic. Someone will notify you before you are in an emergency situation. Road access will also be blocked off if a road in unsafe to travel. You will not find yourself unwittingly in the midst of a wildfire. Ever. Public safety is always the first concern. If an area is open, it is safe. Here is a map of current fires in Montana.

May 12, 2024

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Dark Skies + Stargazing in Glacier Country

Glacier Country is known for its big blue skies and endless views, but the view doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. While Glacier National Park is internationally recognized as a Dark Sky Park, all of Western Montana’s dark skies deliver a stellar show night after night. We’ve got observatories across the region and plenty […]

July 15, 2024

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Motorboating Western Montana’s Lakes

Motorboating is a classic summer pastime in Western Montana, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the amount of water to play in. Each of our lakes is uniquely beautiful—from Flathead Lake, the largest freshwater lake West of the Mississippi, to Lake Como, a mountain lake surrounded by alpine forests—our lakes are some of the wildest […]

July 8, 2024

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Pickleball in Western Montana: A Community on the Rise

The Pickleball craze has hit Western Montana, transforming it into a vibrant hub for pickleball enthusiasts of all ages. As this paddle sport gains popularity, communities are coming together, local clubs are thriving, and new courts are popping up across the region. Here’s a look into the pickleball scene in Western Montana and where you […]

July 1, 2024

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SUP: Top 12 Places to Stand-Up Paddleboard in Western Montana

Come see what’s SUP in Western Montana. Stand-up paddleboarding, or SUP, is an increasingly popular way to explore Montana’s sparkling alpine lakes and scenic, lazy rivers. In fact, SUP is the fastest-growing water sport in the world. Surfing meets kayaking in this epically fun way to play on the water.

June 24, 2024

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Western Montana Summer Events

Summer in Western Montana has it all—warm temperatures, long daylight hours, impossibly blue skies and spectacular sunsets are just some of what makes it so magical. Another reason summer is a favorite around here is our events lineup of rodeos, concerts, pow wows, festivals, car shows and more. We’ve rounded up some of our best […]

June 17, 2024

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