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Reflecting on 2021 in Western Montana’s Glacier Country

Every December we take a moment to look back on the year of business successes (and maybe a few challenges) we’ve had and write a reflection around our business to business program. Looking back at 2021, we reflect on a distinct shift Glacier Country Tourism took in increasing our promotion of stewardship in Western Montana, […]

December 16, 2021

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Western Montana Welcomes Back International Visitors

The feeling we had here in Western Montana’s Glacier Country when the U.S. borders opened on Monday, November 8 to leisure travelers was nothing short of elation. As cars lined up in British Columbia and Alberta, Canada, to enter at our northern border crossings into Western Montana, the entire staff of Glacier Country Tourism wanted […]

November 12, 2021

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Student Tours and Exploration in Western Montana’s Glacier Country

While a lot of student travel, at first glance, appears to be focused on trips to monuments and historic places like Washington, D.C., or performance communities and venues like New York City, we invite tour operators and their clients who focus on student travel to think beyond the crowded spaces of the urban settings and […]

Smaller Group Tours + Slow Travel = Remarkable Memories in Western Montana

Montana is a large state. In fact, it is the fourth largest state in the U.S. The region of Western Montana’s Glacier Country is the size of the state of West Virginia (expansive indeed). When we recommend you should spend a full week or two exploring Western Montana alone, we mean it. Exploring as a […]

15 Amazing Places to Add to Your Western Montana Itinerary

You’ve got Glacier National Park as a tour destination, great! The question often comes up from tour organizers, “What should I add to the itinerary beyond Glacier National Park?” To help, we’ve rounded up 15 amazing places in Western Montana’s Glacier Country. Some are off the beaten path or are considered hidden gems, but, if […]

Did You Miss the Missoula Meeting Planner FAM?

Did you know that Missoula, Montana, was named one of the 25 best towns EVER by Outside Magazine? Described by Outside, “Missoula has all the adventure a traveler could ask for, while also offering drool-worthy food and drink scenes, a kid-friendly environment, and a welcome mat to people of all backgrounds.” Recently, Western Montana’s Glacier […]

7 Day Scenic Idaho and Montana Itinerary

Two of the most scenic states have joined forces to give you an itinerary with loads of wide-open spaces yet chock-full of fun. With natural wonders like Flathead Lake—the largest freshwater lake in the western United States—and Glacier National Park, the thriving Basque and art’s culture in Downtown Boise, Idaho, the show-stopping International Dark Sky […]

7 Must Visit Attractions for Your Itinerary in Western Montana

Western Montana’s Glacier Country has something to offer everyone on a group tour or individual fly and drive itinerary. Wide-open spaces, fantastic scenic views of mountains and valleys, lakes and rivers and an abundance of activities and attractions. Often the question arises, “What are the must-see things in Western Montana?” While that question conjures up […]

Visit Movie and TV Locations in Western Montana

As we plan for the tourism recovery, we know that group and FIT travelers often want to visit the locations of some of their favorite films. Here in Western Montana’s Glacier Country take in the cinematic landscapes that have long inspired film producers, setting the stage for legendary films like “A River Runs Through It” […]

RVing + Western Montana = Incredible Memories

RVing and Western Montana’s Glacier Country are a match made in heaven. Road trips—especially RVing road trips—are in demand more so now than ever before. Whether you are an international visitor wanting to take more time to explore the region, or you’re a group tour operator organizing an RV travel group, or you own an […]

The Latest From Glacier Country

Group Friendly Restaurants and Contingency Plans for 2022 and Beyond

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New Lodging & Tourism Products in Western Montana

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Reflecting on 2021 in Western Montana’s Glacier Country

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Western Montana Welcomes Back International Visitors

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