TRAVEL INFORMATION Know Before You Go
Noah Couser

Columbia Falls

Columbia Falls, Montana, is known as the Gateway to Glacier, being just 15 minutes from the Crown of the Continent’s west entrance. It’s also 15 minutes from the neighbor communities of Whitefish and Kalispell. This lively and charming community is situated along the scenic Flathead River in the beautiful Flathead Valley not far from Hungry Horse Dam and reservoir. Home to locally owned shops, restaurants and a brewery, Columbia Falls offers an authentic, western mountain-town feel with ease of access to state and federal public lands and the lodging and amenities production companies are looking for. It is also home of the valley’s only industrial lumber mill.

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Transportation

Population

5,429 (2019)

Elevation

3,087’

Climate

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Average High

34

39

48

56

66

73

85

84

72

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31

Average Low

18

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17

Public Lands

Accommodations

The Columbia Falls area offers a wide array of accommodations, including bed and breakfasts, chalets, hotels, motels, lodges, resorts, vacation homes and RV parks. Click here for options.

Film + Television Credits

Movies: Cowboys, Treasure State, Sandman, Common Ground

Television: Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown

View of Glacier National Park
View of Glacier National Park  Photo: Noah Couser
Downtown Columbia Falls
Downtown Columbia Falls  Photo: Noah Couser
Uptown Hearth
Uptown Hearth  Photo: Noah Couser
Old Red Bridge
Old Red Bridge  Photo: Tia Troy
Flathead National Forest
Flathead National Forest  Photo: MOTBD
Montana Treehouse Retreat
Montana Treehouse Retreat  Photo: Visit Montana

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