Whitefish has been called the recreation capital of Montana for good reason.
With its covered sidewalk main street leading to the cultural arts center, historic depot museum and public library, this quaint, picturesque western town filled with restaurants, shopping and night life offers visitors a change from the fast-paced, hustle and bustle of urban life.
Glacier National Park is just 35 miles away – one of the most scenic places to visit in any season.
Cool evenings and warm, long, sunny days are Montana’s signature summer weather allowing for a wide variety of adventures.
Its Northern Rockies location, adjacent to the peaks of Glacier National Park, Big Mountain Resort and the Whitefish Range, is comprised of numerous lakes, wild and scenic rivers and an enormous valley that stretches 60 square miles and features Flathead Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi.
Summer activities include:
Crown of the Continent
National Geographic’s guide to Glacier Park and surrounding area
Guided River Rafting
Whitefish Mountain Resort
Zip Line, Mountain Biking & other activities
An abundance of snow with a world-class ski resort minutes from town makes for an incredible menu of winter activities.
A free public shuttle bus, supported by local businesses, runs from downtown to the heart of the ski resort. Whitefish has among the closest direct air service into a mountain ski town in the U.S – just 11 miles.
Winter activities include:
If you have more questions about Whitefish or the surrounding area, please visit the Whitefish Chamber of Commerce.