Why should I visit Whitefish?
In every season, there is always something to do in Whitefish. In the summer months, the downtown area buzzes with excitement from the rowdy downtown bars to live music in Depot Park to art shows at the local galleries. There is something for every visitor.
In winter, the city is a bustling ski town. Visitors spend their days skiing fresh powder up on Whitefish Mountain and then head into downtown to enjoy fine restaurants, dog sledding races and the annual Winter Carnival.
Where is Whitefish?
Situated in the northwest corner of Montana, Whitefish is easily accessible by Glacier Airport in Kalispell or via Amtrak, which makes stops at the historic depot in downtown.
What sort of Services and Amenities does Whitefish offer?
Besides the Best Western and Super 8, Whitefish doesn’t have too many big hotels. Visitors will find a fair selection of accommodations, including several luxury lodges and B&Bs. Most of the lodging is located just outside of town, but you can find a handful of inns and B&Bs in the downtown area, which eliminate the need for a car.
Up on Whitefish Mountain, there is a wide array of lodging from luxury lodges to family-friendly condos.
What can I do or see in Whitefish?
More than just a stopover to Glacier National Park, Whitefish is rich with history and character. The bulk of the city lies within 5 city blocks which are host to Whitefish’s restaurants, bars, art galleries and theater.
In the summer months, visitors can take advantage of local festivals, like the Huckleberry Festival and Whitefish Art Show, as well as some great local theater.
For the outdoor enthusiast, the ‘Fish Trails’ wind their way from downtown around the city and are great for walking and biking.
Railroad buffs will appreciate the Whitefish Museum and its vast collection of Great Northern Railroad memorabilia and local curios.
During the winter months, Whitefish draws big ski crowds looking to enjoy the outstanding conditions on Whitefish Mountain. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, visitors can enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and sleigh rides around the frozen landscape.
For cuisine, many of the restaurants feature locally grown produce and Montana meats. For health conscious tourist and those looking for a decadent treat, Whitefish restaurants offer both sophisticated fare and comfort foods.
What makes Whitefish particularly charming is its small town ambiance. In just a few hours of landing in Whitefish visitors will appreciate the slower pace of life here and the shopkeepers, restaurateurs and innkeepers all embody Montana’s warm hospitality.