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  • Getting to Whitefish

  • Whitefish is located in the northwest corner of Montana, at the northern-most tip of the spectacular Flathead Valley. U.S. Hwy 93 is the primary north/south corridor in the Valley, and passes directly through Whitefish en route to the Canadian border some 50 miles north. The western entrance to Glacier National Park lies 25 miles east of Whitefish on U.S. 2, the major east/west route through the region.

  • By Air...

    GPIA Photo.jpgWhitefish is located just 15 miles north of Glacier Park International Airport (FCA) in Kalispell.
    Commercial air service provided by:
    Delta........................................(800) 221-1212
    Alaska......................................(800) 252-7522
    United ....................................(800) 864-8331
    Allegiant Air...........................(702) 505-8888
    American Airlines ..................(800) 433-7300
    Glacier Jet Center offers airport support services including a private terminal, aircraft storage and air charters: call (866) 353-8322.

  • By Train...

    Empire builder.jpgAMTRAK RAIL SERVICE Amtrak arrives twice daily at the Whitefish Depot, located in downtown Whitefish at 500 Depot Street. Daily morning arrivals from Seattle. Daily evening arrivals from Chicago. For more information, phone (406) 862-2268 or toll-free at 1-800-872-7245.

    • Daily from Seattle (Eastbound):  Arrives: 7:26 am; Departs: 7:46 am
    • Daily from Chicago (Westbound): Arrives: 8:56 pm; Departs: 9:16 pm
  • By Car...

    Travel by car through some of the most scenic landscapes anywhere in the world!  U.S. Hwy. 93 is the primary north/south corridor in the Valley, and passes directly through Whitefish en route to the Canadian border some 50 miles north.

    BUS SERVICE:     Flathead Transit provides bus service between Whitefish, Kalispell and Missoula, with connecting service to Greyhound. Pick up daily at the Whitefish train depot located at 500 Depot Street, (406) 275-2877. Eagle Transit provides local transit services in Whitefish, Columbia Falls and Kalispell. Call (406) 758-5728 or visit http://flathead.mt.gov/eagle/

     

    RENTAL CARS:      Budget..........(800) 248-7604 | (406) 862-8170
                                    Dollar............(800) 457-5335 | (406) 892-0009
                                    Hertz.............(800) 654-3131 | (406) 863-1210

     

  • Driving Distances

    Montana MapDriving Distances to Whitefish

    • Billings.........................434 mi / 698.44 km
    • Missoula......................129 mi / 209.21 km
    • Helena.........................210 mi / 337.95 km
    • Great Falls...................220 mi / 354.05 km
    • Seattle.........................543 mi / 874 km
    • Spokane......................245 mi / 394 km
    • Calgary........................315 mi / 507 km

     

    Driving Distances from Whitefish:

    • Whitefish Mountain Resort.................7.9 miles
    • Glacier National Park............................24 miles           
    • Glacier Park International Airport.....11.2 miles           
    • Kalispell................................................15 miles           
    • Flathead Community College............12.5 miles      
    • Columbia Falls........................................7 miles           
    • West Yellowstone...............................385 miles
    • Canadian Border (Port of Roosville).....55 miles
    • Banff, AB.............................................280 miles
    • Edmonton, AB....................................504 miles
    • Fernie, BC...........................................122 miles
    • Lethbridge, AB....................................200 miles
    • Cranbrook, BC.....................................138 miles
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    What to Wear

    Whitefish is a fairly “casual” community. The best advice is to be prepared for both warm and cool weather. For spring and summer bring shorts, walking shoes, light weight slacks, and your most comfortable pair of jeans, but don't forget your favorite sweatshirt or jacket for the evening. Dress in layers and bring rain gear wherever you go.

    Weather-Wise

    With an elevation of 3,033 feet and the top of Whitefish Mountain Resort at 6817 feet, there are typically no problems acclimating to the elevation with visiting Whitefish. The area climate is relatively mild year round. Summer temperatures average in the high 70's, but the evenings are cool. The average temperature for the coldest month of the year is in the low 30's as compared to the other side of the Continental Divide, where the average is 15 degrees colder. The wind hardly ever blows in Whitefish! You know it's true by looking at the fence posts-the snow piles straight up!

  • Visiting Canada

    If you're planning a short trip to Canada during your stay you MUST HAVE A VALID PASSPORT or a GOVERNMENT BORDER CROSSING CARD.

    For information on traveling to/from Canada, please visit  http://www.beaware.gc.ca/english/toce.shtml