What's in Western Montana?
Western Montana is a place that must be seen to be believed. From the breathtaking terrain of Glacier National Park to vast meadows filled with wildflowers and miles of hiking trails leading to snow-fed streams and rivers, Western Montana is something truly unique.
Along with the music, the Crown experience consists of sailing the clear waters of Flathead Lake, exploring the towering Mission Mountain Range, then strolling through downtown and having a locally made cold ale while soaking up the beauty before the show. Western Montana is a special place that beckons to be explored, shared and experienced. Don't take our word for it. Come create your own Crown of the Continent experience.
Bigfork, MT sits at the south end of the Flathead Valley, 45 minutes south of Glacier National Park, built on the hillsides surrounding Bigfork Bay on the north end of Flathead Lake.
Bigfork offers extraordinary activities outside of workshops, including a short drive to visit Glacier National Park, the Bob Marshall Wilderness or the National Bison Range, hiking and horseback riding one of the many Swan and Mission Valley mountain trails, fly fishing for trout in the Flathead and Swan River, browsing shops and galleries, and so much more!
Whether it’s a passion for recreating on a freshly powdered winter morning or sun-drenched summer afternoon, the challenge for Kalispell residents isn’t finding something to do, it’s making enough time to do it all.
Encompassed by 2.3 million acres of federally protected land, thousands of miles of hiking, biking, snow-shoeing and sledding trails, and four unique seasons for outdoor exploration, our town is the ultimate outdoor adventure mecca.
Whitefish, adjacent to the peaks of Glacier National Park, Big Mountain (home to Whitefish Mountain Resort) and the Whitefish Range, is comprised of numerous lakes, including Whitefish Lake, wild and scenic rivers and an enormous valley that stretches 60 square miles. The location of the valley keeps it safe from extreme climate changes encountered in other portions of Montana, making it ideal for year-round recreation.
With its covered sidewalk main street leading to the cultural arts center, historic depot museum and public library, this quaint, picturesque western town offers visitors a change from the fast-paced, hustle and bustle of urban life. Central Avenue is filled with a variety of quality restaurants, shopping and night life. Lodging choices range from full-service resorts to charming B&Bs, rustic but elegant lodges and cabins, as well as condominiums and private homes.
Mountain magic and valley bliss, long summer days and deep fluffy winter months. There is something magical about living in this northeast corner of the Flathead Valley, Montana. This is the edge of the wilderness, where the sparkling Flathead River flows from Bad Rock Canyon and meanders along the edge of Columbia Falls, where home town hospitality and original small town flare are the norm.
Although Columbia Falls and the surrounding smaller communities are at the edge of wilderness, we are not without our comforts. Locals enjoy a brewery and distillery, have three summer open air markets, and our growing array of restaurants offer incredible quality and delicious local fare.