Glacier Outdoor Center Blog

Tonight we are  in the Columbia Falls Chamber of Commerce Annual Night of Lights Parade. We have a Glacier Outdoor Center float!  This parade brings the local community out to see floats, lights and, of course, Santa Claus.  This year we are going to be handing out candy with coupons attached for local residents to get 50% off a half-day whitewater trip. The kicker is, they have one day (December 12, 2012) to call and schedule a trip for 50% off.

Remember if you get one of our coupons–book your summer adventure on 12/12/12! You can book by calling 1-800-235-6781 –see you there!

Posted: October 31st, 2012 by OM

The Whiteifish Mountain Films is quickly approaching and we couldn’t be more excited about it–we’re going to be raffling off several whitewater trips, so if you want to come rafting with us next summer, here’s another chance to do it for one dollar!

Whitefish Mountain Films

On Saturday, November 10th, Bluebird Guides will come together with Outside Media to present the 2012 Whitefish Mountain Films. Doors open at 5:00 pm at the O’shaugnessy Center for a full night of adventure films and fun. Entrance is just a $5 donation and everyone is welcome. Raffle prizes including skis, outerwear, ski trips and dinners at local restaurants will be distributed throughout the night. Cost of entry is a $5 donation. All raffle proceeds benefit the Whitefish Mountain Trail.



Rainy June has come and gone and that means that Summer is in full swing up here at Glacier Raft Company.

You may think that we spend our time up here at the raft company just rafting, fishing and playing in the Montana sunshine. And you may be right. However what you may not know is that some of the playing we do up at the raft center goes to a great cause!

This could be you!

On July 17th  the Glacier Raft Center will be teaming up with the Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation to help volunteer in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. We will be weeding and clearing trails to ensure fun and safe hiking in the wilderness. BMWF still has trips available for participation this summer. Check them out here!

Posted: July 3rd, 2012 by OM

Glacier Anglers hosted the Fun on the Fly event last weekend and everything went off without a hitch! Those who attended enjoyed a great time and caught tons of fish. This was our first year of Fun on the Fly and we are certain to do it again in the future.  So stay tuned for dates!

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youth fly fishing day camp

youth fly fishing

Kick off your 4th of July week with Glacier Anglers and Glacier Raft Co.  Come join us for our Fun on the Fly! Event this Saturday at 10:30 am.  While the kids are out fishing enjoy half price whitewater trips or take a demo boat our for a test at our Demo Days.

Fun on the Fly! is great for kids 6-16 to get out and experience fly fishing!

-10:30 am-3:30pm

-For youth age 6-16

-Basic casting, knots, fly selection and entymology

-$69 includes all equipment and lunch


Posted: June 7th, 2012 by OM

Celebrate Get Outside Day with Glacier Anglers and Glacier Raft Co.  Come join us for our Fun on the Fly! Event this Saturday at 10:30 am.  Afterwards, take the family into Glacier National Park for free!  GNP will waive its fee for Get Outside Day Saturday, June 9th.

Fun on the Fly! is great for kids 6-16 to get out and experience fly fishingglacier park pond fishing

-10:30 am-3:30pm

-For youth age 6-16

-Basic casting, knots, fly selection and entymology

-Catch and release fishing in our private ponds

-All equipment plus lunch included


-Discounted rafting ($32) while the kids are at camp!

Sign up your kids now, before time runs out!


Posted: May 11th, 2012 by OM

Come see us this Saturday, May 12 at the “Celebrate Wedding and Honeymoon Showcase” at Kalispell Center Mall.  Stop by Glacier Outdoor Center’s booth to check out the great deals and prizes we have to offer.  This event is a great place to get ideas for your wedding, honeymoon or bachelor/ette party.  We have a pavilion and conference center to host your party or rehearsal.  Glacier Raft also has fun and adventurous rafting for the whole group.  Check out our Sport Rafts and Inflatable Kayaks for your wedding party or guests.


Glacier View Pavilion

Park View Pavilion set up for a wedding Reception

Conference Center

Glacier Park Conference Center

Glacier Outdoor Center will be hosting the Columbia Falls Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours get-together next month.

The event will take place on May 10th from 5-7pm.  We are located at 12400 Hwy 2 East, West Glacier Montana.

Please join us for an evening of food and drink and great prizes!

Glacier Outdoor Center has been remodeled and revamped so come check it out!




This weekend is the Whitefish Winter Carnival in Whitefish, Montana! Glacier Anglers is excited to be putting a boat into the float parade.

Our craft will be manned by the Casting for Recovery gang. The theme of the Carnival this year is Fiesta Pescado Blanco (that means Whitefish Festival, folks), so we will fiesta up the drift boat and do our best to show ‘em how we party in West Glacier! If you are around the Flathead Valley this weekend, don’t miss the parade and carnival – it is a ton of fun!

Casting for Recovery was founded on the principles that the natural world is a healing force and that cancer survivors deserve one weekend — free of charge and free of the stresses from medical treatment, home, or workplace — to experience something new and challenging while enjoying beautiful surroundings within an intimate, safe, and nurturing structure.

Parade starts at 3pm on Saturday, but check out the full schedule for all the fun things to do.

Posted: December 2nd, 2011 by OM

It’s time for one of coolest parades in the Valley (and not because it’s COLD!)

This Friday in Columbia Falls is the beginning of the Night of Lights Weekend! At 5pm the town center comes alive with craft show, music, snacks and beverages, and special deals at local businesses. Details are here.

At 6:30 is the big parade, which really is truly beautiful. Santa and Mrs. Claus join the parade!

Then, Saturday morning from 9am to noon, Santa will be on hand at Glacier Discovery Square for Rotary’s Brunch with Santa – yummy food from local restaurants and caterers, HUGE silent auction, photo of Santa with the kids, music, and more!

Get the full details here.

Don’t miss it!