Western Montana's Glacier Country
Travel Corridors and Scenic Drives

Tribal Nations Itinerary Through Western Montana

Western Montana’s Glacier Country sits on the traditional ancestral territory of the Amskapi Piikani, Ksanka, Selis, and Qlispe people, and within its borders reside the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation and the Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Reservation. Here, tour groups and FIT travelers seeking to explore the heritage of the Tribal Nations are warmly welcomed. Experience revered ceremonies like pow wows and interpretive tours along the iconic Going-to-the-Sun Road. Indulge in traditional American Indian cuisine and delve into history at museums. Discover the fascinating intersection of Lewis and Clark’s expedition with the enduring legacy of the Tribal Nations. Choose to follow the entire itinerary or pull parts of it into a more overarching itinerary, and prepare for a transformative journey of discovery, where the echoes of the past resonate with the vibrancy of the present. Delving into the diverse tapestry of American Indian culture and heritage in Western Montana’s Glacier Country offers an enriching experience like no other. Each tribe celebrates its distinct story and heritage, woven with a rich array of tradition, art, music, dance, storytelling, industry and leisure.

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Sustainable Initiatives in Western Montana’s Glacier Country

The research is clear: More travelers are looking for destinations focused on environmental sustainability for their next vacation. Environmental concerns rank highest among millennials, followed closely by Gen Z travelers. According to a new study by MMGY, travelers are considering the environmental efforts of companies and destinations when making their travel decisions. In Western Montana’s Glacier Country, companies and local municipalities strive to make their operations more sustainable, and the region is helping to spread the word about the good works in progress. The following are just a few examples of the sustainable destination initiatives taking place in Western Montana. These initiatives highlight our most populated communities in, but rest assured the more rural communities are also environmentally and sustainably minded.

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11 Amazing
Hidden Gems in
Western Montana

Montana is undeniably vast—roughly the size of Germany—but with a population of 1.1 million residents. This expansive state encompasses wide-open prairies, towering mountain peaks, rushing rivers, and a vast sky that defies description. For groups and international travelers, visiting Montana promises an unforgettable experience. Beyond the iconic Glacier National Park and Flathead Lake, a wealth of hidden gems awaits discovery in Western Montana.

To assist you in planning your itinerary, we’ve curated a list of the top 11 most remarkable places in Western Montana’s Glacier Country—some of which you may not have heard of before. Though often off the beaten path or undiscovered, these attractions and outlying destinations offer unique experiences worth adding to your Montana travel plans.
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Western Montana's Glacier Country is operated by a board of directors (made up of two members from each county in Glacier Country: Flathead, Glacier, Lake, Lincoln, Mineral, Missoula, Ravalli and Sanders, up to eight at-large representatives and up to six ex-officio) and the executive director. The board operates under strict rules and regulations set by the governor-appointed Tourism Advisory Council (TAC) and the Montana legislature. The Western Montana's Glacier Country marketing plan and projects are approved by the board and then submitted to the TAC for final approval.

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