Columbia Falls, Montana
Visitor Information

When planning to visit Columbia Falls, read this page to find all the necessary information, everything from different modes of transportation for getting around town to links under community/commercial websites that can guide you to current events, local history, a crash course on what the Columbia Falls community looks like, and what attractions this area has to offer. Be sure to stop by the chamber of commerce where you can pick up literature and maps for Columbia Falls, Glacier National Park and the Flathead Valley.


Columbia Falls, encircled by the Flathead National Forest in the northeast corner of the Flathead Valley, is 15 miles northeast of Kalispell and 15 miles west of Glacier National Park.

Getting to Columbia Falls

Columbia Falls highways (4620 bytes)Road
Main routes in are US 2, US 93, MT 206, MT 40. Closest Interstate is I-90 to the south.

Glacier Park International Airport is about 10 minutes south, near Kalispell. Services include Big Sky Airlines, Delta Airlines, Horizon Airlines, Northwest Airlines and Holman Aviation (private charters).

The daily Amtrak passenger service the Empire Builder runs between Seattle/Portland and Chicago. Nearby depots are in: Whitefish (11 miles north, toll free phone: 800-862-7245) and West Glacier.


Columbia Falls, like other towns in the Flathead Valley, offers close proximity to year-round outdoor recreation.

Until 1998, the town didn't really have a "falls" to its name. So it built one, complete with a small park, behind Glacier Bank when you turn onto Nucleus Avenue.

Chamber of Commerce

Columbia Falls Chamber of Commerce. 233 13th Street E, PO Box 312, Columbia Falls, MT 59912. Phone: 406-892-2072.

City Information

City of Columbia Falls. 130 6th Street W, Columbia, MT 59912. Phone: 406-892-4391.

Commercial Websites

Glacier Country Montana. Toll-free: 1-800-338-5072.
This website is by Glacier Country Regional Tourism Commission providing descriptions of the cities, towns and public lands in Northwest Montana. Find links to chambers of commerce, annual events, accommodations, recreation and restaurants.

This website provides a brief description of West Glacier and lists a variety of businesses including accommodations and restaurants.

Visit Montana. Toll-free: 1-800-847-4868.
Website by Montana Office of Tourism with details on each city and town. Find information on transportation, weather, things to do, food and beverage and places to stay.

Media - News/Newspapers

Hungry Horse News. 926 Nucleus Avenue, PO Box 189, Columbia Falls, MT 59912. Phone: 406-892-2151; Fax:406-892-5600. E-mail

*See also the Go Northwest! guide to the Flathead Valley

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