Glacier Outdoor Center Blog

Posted: September 7th, 2013 by kali

No, we aren’t selling fish…just great deals on gear in the shop!


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Posted: July 29th, 2013 by kali

Fishing just keeps getting better and better! The high runoff is over and the river has been on a steady decline. Visibility has greatly improved and the fish are really starting to look up.  Watching a Cutthroat swim six feet up to eat your fly can really distract you from setting a hook! Let Glacier Anglers take you to the fish!

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Posted: May 27th, 2013 by kali

You know summer is officially here when the speed limit on Highway 2 in West Glacier goes from 60mph to 45mph.  Every summer the speed limit drops by 15mph so visitors have the chance to see the beautiful view and check out all the shops along Highway 2.  Also, to allow big busses hauling rafts to get out on the road without causing any danger.

West Glacier Speed Limit

As you are slowing down, make sure you check out the amazing view of Glacier National Park to your north.  Once you have taken in the view, stop by Glacier Outdoor Center located under the log arch on the south side of the highway.  Glacier Outdoor Center is your full service gearshuttle and rental stop.  Weather you are looking for a rain jacket or a tent, we have you covered.  All our new North Face gear will be sure to suit your fancy.

If you’re heading into Glacier National Park we can also outfit you with a car camping kit or individual items.  No need to pay that extra money for another suitcase on the airlines or pack your car so full someone has to sit on the roof.  We have fishingrafting and camping rental gear.

We also provide full service river shuttles.  Don’t want to shuttle two vehicles? No problem– we have got you covered with our full service river shuttles.

Posted: March 7th, 2013 by kali

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That’s right!  Glacier Outdoor Center has opened its doors for the season.

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Come in and check out our deals on last year’s apparel and fishing supplies!  New gear is arriving daily starting April 1 so be sure to come in for the latest gear and apparel. Stop in to get the latest area fishing updates and check out our large selection of flies.

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Open 7 days a week from 9am – 4pm.

Posted: February 19th, 2013 by kali

We had a great weekend at the Montana Sportsman’s Expo this past weekend. Thank you to all those who stopped by our booth and congrats to those 10 lucky kids who won a scholarship to our Fun on the Fly – Youth Fly Fishing Day Camp. Our scholarship winners were Roger, Terra, Rebecca, Cheyenne, Sam, Jackson, David, Hannah, Skyler, and Gabe. Congrats to these kids!
Learn more about our Fun on the Fly – Youth Fly Fishing Day Camp at - and be sure to sign your kids up!

The Winner of the Orvis Clearwater flyrod was John Sistok of Kalispell. We look forward to having him join us on a raft trip also as he had purchased a trip we had donated to a benefit auction last year. The Winner of the door prize, a fullday raft trip for 4, was John Bolles of Kalispell.

Posted: February 14th, 2013 by kali


Glacier Raft Co and Glacier Anglers will be attending the Montana Sportsman’s Expo at the Kalispell Fairgrounds February 15-17.  Be sure to stop by our Glacier Outdoor Center booth to say hi and check out the great deals we will be offering during the show only!  A few of the deals are:
Preseason specials on AIRE Rafts
Great deals on used AIRE Rafts
If you order an AIRE Raft before March 31st with 25% down and receive a free NRS Longhorn Fram
Buy a raft and receive 10% off boat accessories
Hot specials on flies
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10% off daily raft trip coupons
We will also have door prizes!

Stop by for more information about Orvis and trips we offer in the Great Bear Wilderness and on the Middle and North Forks of the Flathead River!

Kids can enter a drawing to win 1 of 10 free Fun on the Fly scholarships – A youth fly fishing day camp held at the Glacier Outdoor Center.

We will also have a raffle for an Orvis Clearwater Series Fly Rod and the proceeds will be donated for scholarships for our Fun on the Fly Daycamp.

Check out more about the Expo at their facebook page or online.

See you there!

Posted: October 3rd, 2012 by kali

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Glacier Outdoor Center will be closing its doors for the winter this upcoming weekend, October 6th and 7th.  Don’t fret–we will reopen the doors in the Spring of 2013.

This weekend come check out deals on The North Face, OR, Simms, Redington, Winston, Orvis & AIRE. We will have other items that will be specially marked throughout the store.

Glacier Outdoor Center will be open everyday 9 AM to 5 PM until October 7th.

Reservations will be open through the winter Monday – Friday 9-5.

Glacier Outdoor Center Cabins will still be open through the end of October with great low season pricing!

This is an excellent time to get your holiday shopping out of the way.  We have something for everyone.  From fly fishing gift packs, pocket knives, camping pads, fleece layers, shoes and lifejackets, we have the perfect gift that will make you the hero.  And, you can give the gift of rafting by buying a gift certificate!

12400 Hwy 2 E, West Glacier • 406-888-5454 •

Posted: August 14th, 2012 by kali

If you are looking to learn how to fly fish, polish up on your skills or get the kids excited about fishing, check our our Private Pond Fishing opportunity.  It is great way to get casting lessons, learn entomology, practice casting techniques with a rod and throw a few lines into our ponds.  This is great for kids and adults who want to learn to fly fish.  Just check out these pictures!

Posted: July 17th, 2012 by kali

glacier park boat rentals

We all love our own gear, but sometimes theres a reason to get out and explore when you’re away from home.  Or maybe you live in Glacier Country but forgot a much needed piece of equipment.  No matter the reason, we have it right here at the Glacier Outdoor Center.  Located just outside West Glacier, this is your headquarters for gear, gear gear!  Don’t miss out on all the adventures Glacier has to offer!

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There’s no need to pack an extra suitcase full of camping equipment when you come to Glacier.  Just head to Glacier Outdoor Center for all your Glacier National Park hiking, backpacking and camping needs. Whether you’re doing a one day or multi day trek, we have the tools to suit your needs. Renting here means more room for souvenirs to take back home. Check out all the rental gear we offer and give us a call to reserve it so you have no worries during your visit.

Posted: June 19th, 2012 by OM

Don’t miss Demo Days, Saturday, June 30.

Join Glacier Outdoor Center and Glacier Anglers for a day of fun on the river.  Try out our new AIRE rafts or Outcast fishing crafts on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River.  The shuttle departs at noon on Saturday, so sign up early because spots are going quickly.  There will also be private pond demos of quality fishing equipment from from R.L. Winston, Sage, Redington, Rio and Simms.

Glacier Outdoor Center  will have 10% off rafting accessories all day long as well as a free BBQ and drinks!

So join Glacier Raft and Glacier Anglers for a great weekend of demos and deals!