The gateway town and closest airport to Glacier National Park, Whitefish is the ideal spot to start your adventure into Glacier and Waterton National Parks. Your Moterra van will be waiting for you and can be picked up at our convenient Location across from the Airport. Depending on traffic, Glacier National Park is around 30 minutes northeast of the Airport, and the airport is around 15 minutes from Whitefish. This tiny yet mighty town is bustling with active, creative, and adventurous spirit. Set on the edge of Whitefish Lake between the Whitefish Range, Smokey Range and Flathead National Forest, Whitefish is a destination to explore within itself. From its galleries, boutique shops and endless coffee stops there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Recommended Restaurants & Cafes
Abruzzo Italian Kitchen: Known for their in-house made pastas and elaborate wine menu, Abruzzo is a contemporary Italian restaurant that has Whitefish hooked. Whether it’s a good plate of pasta or a flavorful brick oven fired pizza you are after, Abruzzo is the place.
Fleur Bakeshop: After winning best bakery in Whitefish three years running, Fleur is a local favorite. Known for their wide variety of freshly baked goods, and perfectly brewed coffee, Fleur is a perfect spot to start your days adventure out right.
The Wich Haus: The town secret. With sandwiches loaded with local flavor and creative ingredients, the Wich Haus is run by former Michelin star chefs is the place to indulge in taste and texture. With cozy outdoor seating, it’s a place to savor your meal and prep for your next adventure.
Bonsai Brewing Project: With incredible food, great outdoor seating filled with fun games, and tasty local brews, Bonsai is a great place to feel connected to life in Whitefish. Located not far from City Beach, a local favorite is to head to Bonsai after a refreshing lake dip.
Super 1: Boasting the largest selection of foods and the best customer service, Super 1 is the spot to stock up for your trip. Super 1 does offer an impressive beer and wine selection with a wide variety of local Brews.
Whitefish Fine Wine and Liquor Store: We have different liquor laws here in Montana than you may find back home, meaning that you won’t find hard alcohol in the grocery stores. Whitefish Fine Wine and Liquor Store is located downtown and is your best bet if you are hoping to make up some fun drink concoctions in the park.
Third Street Market: Our locally owned organic shop is the place to stock up on local produce and seasonal delights like Flathead Cherries. While you might be paying a higher price, you will be getting the best in the valley and undoubtedly loving your experience in this little local shop.
Recommended Things To Do
Whitefish Mountain Resort: Standing tall on the north edge of town is the local ski hill offering numerous fun summer adventures. From world class mountain biking to ziplining, riding the alpine slide, ropes courses, gondola rides to the summit and of course hiking, “The Big” as the locals call it is an adventure within itself.
Downtown Whitefish: A visit to the Flathead valley wouldn’t be complete without meandering along the river to town. Enjoy some Sweet Peaks ice cream and find yourself a park bench to take in the hustle and bustle of Whitefish in the summer air. Pro Tip: If you are in town on a Tuesday be sure to not miss the famous Whitefish Farmers Market from 5-7pm all summer long in Depot Park…it’s a hoot!