As we all face the unique challenge of navigating the COVID-19 outbreak, we may encounter feelings of uncertainty and understandable anxiety. But we also find ourselves in a time of coming together—yes, even with social distancing and isolation—to focus on what we can do to support the efforts that will eventually bring us back to normalcy.  

Paddling Lake Koocanusa, which stretches from Libby Dam into Canada. Photo: Andy Austin

Here at Glacier Country Tourism we’re doing our best to ensure the health and safety of our community, residents and visitors. We’re monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation closely. Montana public health agencies and the Governor’s Coronavirus Task Force are actively working to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus in Montana. They have created a webpage with current updates and links to Department of Public Health and Human Services. This site also links to an online dashboard that provides global, national and state information resources.

If you are traveling in Western Montana now or have questions or concerns about a future trip you have planned, our team and on-line visitor resources are fully operational and can be reached during normal business hours. You can also check for the latest travel updates on COVID-19. On March 26, Montana Governor Steve Bullock issued a Stay at Home Directive to slow the spread of COVID-19. Beginning March 28, 12:01 a.m. and in effect until April 10. Montana’s may leave there home for essential activities only. Travelers planning a visit should call their hotel and local visitors bureau for information specific to their locations.

It’s crucial that right now we keep our spirits up. Stay positive, stay strong and stay calm. While social distancing is in order, we’re finding ways to keep moving and breathing in the fresh mountain air. We’re thankful for wide-open spaces, quietude and tranquil views.

Hiking the Highline Trail in Glacier National Park. Photo: Noah Couser

We’ll emerge from this with a sense of gratitude. We’ll travel again, maybe even more than we did before. We’ve got mountains to climb and trails to explore. And we’ll get there.

For more information and health guidance regarding COVID-19, please visit the CDC or WHO websites.

Stay well, friends. We’ll see you on the trail soon.

Western Montana’s Glacier Country

March 18, 2020

Related: COVID-19, Getting Around, Montana, Vacation


GeraDessiel Simon
Agreed! Grateful for you all-more than you realize!! Looking forward to visiting my Native Relatives there-especially Jackie Parsons!! Many thanks for you all! Wishing you all the good you sent to me-spirit-soul-body, Heaven on Earth! My love be with you all in our Contact-Connector:Christ JESUS,Who will put "crown of pride" "corona" =crown-virus,under our feet,as a BlackfootedBlackfeet,as ashes under our Blackfeet!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *