Glacier Outdoor Center Blog

Posted: June 17th, 2013 by kali

With the recent rain and colder temps, it is no suprise the Flathead Basin’s snowpack is now more than 100% of average. This summer promises great whitewater rafting!

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Posted: June 15th, 2013 by kali

trout tv orvis

Glacier Anglers, Glacier Raft Company and Orvis teamed up for this great Glacier Getaway that aired during Trout TV commercials.


First Prize – Rick O. from Clancy, MT

Second Prize – Mitch T. from Fort Collins, CO

Third Prize – Peter H. from Fernie, BC

Congratulations to our winners and thank you to everyone who watched Trout TV and entered our contest.  We hope to see you out on the river.

The prizes for each winner are as follow:

First prize is a fly fishing adventure for 2 on the waters surrounding Glacier National Park valued at over $3500!
3 nights lodging in one of Glacier Raft Company’s one-bedroom deluxe log cabins
2 full days of guided fly fishing with Glacier Anglers
3 days car rental from Dollar Rent-a-Car
2 Orvis Helios 2 premium fly rods

Second prize is a whitewater family adventure valued at over $500!
1 night lodging in one of Glacier Raft Company’s one-bedroom deluxe log cabins (up to 5 people)
1/2 day whitewater adventure for the entire family (up to 5 people)

Third prize is a whitewater family adventure valued at over $500!
1 night lodging in one of Glacier Raft Company’s one-bedroom deluxe log cabins (up to 5 people)
1/2 day whitewater adventure for the entire family (up to 5 people)

Posted: June 7th, 2013 by kali

fathers day special

Treat your dad to an adventure this Father’s Day!

Book a half day whitewater June 15th or 16th and Dad goes FREE! Trips depart at 10am and 1:30pm.

Call for more details or use promo code DAD when booking online.
Valid Saturday June 15 and Sunday June 16 Only.
Reservations Required.


Posted: June 3rd, 2013 by kali

We know a lot of people out there can not experience what we get to live everyday! So, we always want to share the last best place as many people as possible and make sure you stay up to date with the latest happening in Glacier Country.

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Posted: May 28th, 2013 by kali

Since 1976, when we began guiding people down the rivers of Montana with two rafts and one van, we’ve focused year after year on providing exceptional river experiences in every way. Today Glacier Outdoor Center provides rafting and fishing on some of Montana’s most acclaimed rivers, plus access to the legendary Glacier National Park and Great Bear Wilderness. We’re the longest running river outfitter in Montana and the only one in the village of West Glacier. Thousands of visitors have enjoyed our whitewaterfly fishing, and horseback riding trips, our restful log cabins, and our 100% natural Montana hospitality. In short, this is one terrific vacation spot – even if you do get wet!

After 37 years, we still get excited about gearing up for the summer season. Every winter, we anxiously track snowpack in the mountains that feed our rivers, knowing that the accumulated snow will soon transform into the crystal clear rivers that we enjoy during the summer season. We’re eager to welcome back our Glacier Raft Co. crew, and especially our guests! Here’s to 2013!

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2013 trip advisor excellence badgeWe’re so excited to receive a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award! The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor,and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Approximately 10 percent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.

“Glacier Raft Company is pleased to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence,” said Darwon Stoneman, Co-Owner of Glacier Raft Company. “We strive to offer our customers a memorable experience, and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.”

“TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional businesses for consistent excellence, as reviewed by travelers on the site,” said Christine Petersen, president of TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award gives highly rated establishments around the world the recognition they deserve. From exceptional accommodations in Beijing to remarkable restaurants in Boston, we want to applaud these businesses for offering TripAdvisor travelers a great customer experience.”

Posted: May 21st, 2013 by kali

bigfork whitewater fest

Looking for something to do Memorial Day Weekend?  Look no further!

Head down to Bigfork for the 38th Annual Bigfork Whitewater Festival.  The event kicks off on Saturday at 10am with the lower slalom!

Glacier Raft Co. will be participating in the kayak and rafting events.  This year, the Bigfork Whitewater Festival will host its first ever rafting division as part of Sunday’s Downriver and Giant Slalom competitions. Glacier Raft Co. will have at least one boat participating in this race so come by and cheer us on!

Be sure to stop by our booth in Sliter’s Park to check out great deals on AIRE and NRS rafts, frames and accessories! We will have a big tent with lots of goodies inside!

Posted: May 18th, 2013 by kali

Glacier Raft Company had its first week of whitewater rafting last week.  We are now running whitewater trips almost daily.  With this great weather and no crowds, now is the time to get out and raft!

Our first whitewater rafting trip of the season was May 6th.  We had a great crew from Shelby High School.  The weather could not have been any better for our first trip.  It was warm and the sun was shinning bright.

Here are a few photos from our first week of trips!

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shelby high school montana class of 2013

Posted: May 3rd, 2013 by kali

Ready to hit the river?  Want one of these strapping young men as your guide?  Glacier Raft Co. is kicking off its season May 6!

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Glacier Raft Co. will kick off its 37th rafting season Monday May 6!  The weather forecast shows a high of 77 degrees and sunny!  The forecast for the river level in West Glacier is set to rise a little but will be at a very fun level for awhile!  It’s not too late to hop on a trip; we have wetsuits and booties to keep you comfortable and ready to raft!  We are currently taking Half Day Whitewater Trips at 1:30.

Book your spring adventure today!

Posted: April 24th, 2013 by kali


Just to sweeten the deal, we are offering 2-for-1 rafting!  Mention that you’re traveling with Alaska Air when you book a raft trip with us. Then, present your boarding pass at check-in and you’ll get two half-day whitewater raft trips for the price of one!

For further details on this great offer please visit our Specials and Promotions page.

We look forward to you joining us on the river!