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406-257-5214
While located in the summer at Marina Cay Resort, A Able Fishing Charters and Tours make memories happen year round. Four boats are available for Fishing & Touring in Bigfork & Lakeside (24' Sea Raider, 21' Fish Rite, 24' Ocean King and the 16 passenger, 30' Thunder jet). We offer Full and Half day fishing or tour trips. The Tours include getting to and on Wild Horse Island where you may see Wild Horses, Big Horn Sheep, Bald Eagles and other wildlife while hiking the trails. All boats have covered areas, enclosed cabins and restrooms. Snacks, hot and cold drinks are provided. We also have two hour twilight fishing and tours June-Sept. Flathead Lake is not our only destination. Depending on the season, if you would like to catch Rainbows, Bass, Pike and more, we offer that too on other lakes and rivers in the area. Winter Ice Fishing is Captain Mike's passion. He will keep you warm with heated ice houses and provide you with top of the line equipment. Use of camera's and sonar only add to the experience. We hope you will join us for a fantastic trip on the waters of the Flathead Valley.


406-249-7257
Fly the "Motorcycle of the Sky". Join a Certified Flight Instructor for an incredible journey around Bigfork. This is an unforgettable experience for anyone who dreams of pure flight. Soar over the fields and rivers in a Certified Light-Sport Aircraft. You will also learn about flying with simple hands-on instruction, and leave with a certificate of time logged toward your pilot license. No experience necessary. We cater to thrill seekers and scardy-cats alike. Introductory flights - Gift certificates - Sport Pilot lessons


406-837-3618
Come along on a first class charter fishing trip on beautiful Flathead Lake. Fishing will be for big lake trout ranging from 5 to 30 pounds. Top of the line boat and state of the art equipment will allow you to catch "The One That Didn't Get Away!"


406-863-9099
Saddle up and enjoy Montana's wilderness on horseback or enjoy the array of arena activities including barrel racing, pole pending, cow sorting, roping, and team penning. The Bar W is a year-round ranch ready to treat you with true western Montana hospitality, from the moment you arrive until long after the sun sets. Nestled at the base of Spencer Mountain, between two pine-cover ridges, there are over three thousand beautiful acres available for horseback riding and outdoor activities. Our experienced staff, trained horses, and assorted terrain make for an incredible horseback riding experience. The main lodge is 6,200 square feet with six bedrooms, three common spaces, and a game parlor to entertain guests for hours. The Bar W cabin suites are the perfect setting to enjoy an intimate dude ranch vacation while watching the eye-catching Montana sunsets from the private deck just outside the suite. Glamping, or glamorous camping, provide guests with an unparalleled cowboy vacation. Guests will experience the best of both worlds - feeling a part of nature while staying in an elegant setting with the comforts of home.


406-871-9733
We service Bigfork and the great Flathead Valley with: Year Round Lodging, Mountain Bike Rentals, Kayak Rentals, SUP Rentals, Stand Up Paddle Board Rentals, Guided Kayak Tours, Guided SUP Tours, Dog Sledding, Dog Carting, Kennel Tours, Snowshoe Rentals, Cross-Country Ski Rentals, Camping Summer and Winter. Our purpose is to provide you with quality guided adventures, local insight to better enjoy your own, and a comfortable place to stay in between. Bundle activities and or lodging and Save Money! Make Base Camp Bigfork your "basecamp" for exploring all the outdoor adventures and activities the Flathead Valley has to offer! For more information please visit our website www.basecampbigfork.com as well as our facebook page www.facebook.com/basecampbigfork


406 837 3675
The Flathead Valley's premier fly shop and outfitter. Offering fly fishing guide services for Bigfork, Whitefish, Kalispell, Lakeside and Columbia Falls.


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NEW LOCATION: 647 Commerce St. (across from Bigfork Schools) Bigfork Dance started classes on April 9, 2012. Leigh Ann O'Neill Owner / Director of Whitefish Dance since 2000 will be teaching all classes at the Bigfork location. We provide a positive encouraging dance environment for students ages three - adult. Our goal is for each dancer to gain positive self-esteem and confidence in a constructive fun environment. Classes are offered in Jazz, Hip Hop, Acro Gymnastics, Tumbling, Lyrical Ballet, Clogging and Tap. Summer classes and drop in classes will be available. Visit our Facebook page or visit our website at www.bigforkdance.com.


406-239-8439
Come and visit Bigfork to purchase locally grown produce, baked goods and flowers, as well as locally made arts and crafts. Vendors from throughout the valley. Every Wednesdays and Saturdays From June 4th through October 18th at the Masonic Temple (across from Harvest Foods).


406-837-2498
Specializing in Water sport rentals and RV rentals. Boat Rentals, Paddleboard Rentals, Camper Rentals, Raft Rentals, Kayak Rentals and more!


406-407-0233
We are located right next to Brookies Cookies overlooking the fabulous Swan Rive Wild Mile. We have a great selection of outdoor gear, apparal, gifts as well as Kayak and Stand UP Paddle Board rentals.


406 249 3732
Bigfork Water Sports is Flathead Lake's newest boat rental company. We offer hourly, half day and full day rentals as well as reduced multi-day rates. Rental equipment includes 2008 Monterey Ski Boats, and 2004 Premier Pontoon Boat.


406-755-8035
Copper Sun Gallery represents artists and artisans with a focus on Montana, the Western states and beyond. Artful accents for indoors and outdoors including everything from fine art to fun art. Original paintings, prints, sculpture, indoor and outdoor garden pottery, furniture including tables, lamps, mirrors, screens, textiles, pillows and unique outdoor steel Fire Bowls made in the USA. We are conveniently located at Creston Center, 3955 'A' Highway 35, Kalispell, MT 59901. We are between Kalispell and Bigfork on your way to or from Glacier National Park with very accessible parking. Also visit our website at coppersungallery.com Gallery 406-755-8035 or 406-560-8035 Open Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-4 and by appointment.


406-837-0918
Crane Mountain Guide Service LLC is a fishing guide service that furnishes guests with experienced and friendly guides equipped with all the gear to fly fish lakes, rivers and streams in our area.


406 837-7322
Montana's Top 10 golf courses.


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Daily Boat cruises on Flathead Lake aboard the FAR WEST. Available for chaters up to 149 passengers. Departing from Lakeside.


406 837 3489
Bigfork's only 24 hour fitness club. Convenient, secure, state of the art cardio and top of the line strength training, vertical tanning and concept2 rowing machines. Workout at your own convenience.


837-3632
1/2 or full day trophy trout fishing. All equipment provided. Fun for the whole family or the serious angler.


406 532 3234
Serving the tourism needs of Northwest Montana


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We assure the Glacier National Park experience by providing support for preservation, education and research through philanthropy and outreach.


406 888-5454
Whitewater rafting, guided fly fishing, combination adventures, beautiful furnished log cabins at the West entrance to Glacier National Park.


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Their goal is to provide a diverse range of excellent musical experiences in Northwest Montana that inspire, challenge, and educate our musicians, audience, and students. The Glacier Symphony and Chorale (GSC) has evolved from a small group of musicians who played together at a wedding in 1981 to a group of more than 280 volunteer and professional musicians who perform over 30 concerts annually in the Flathead Valley and Northwest Montana. The tremendous growth of the GSC reflects the enthusiasm of amateur musicians who want an outlet for their talents and the support of the entire community who appreciate their music.


406-755-5268
The Hockaday Museum of Art's mission is to enrich the cultural life of our community and region, and preserve the artistic legacy of Montana and Glacier National Park. The Museum maintains a permanent collection and offers rotating exhibits by nationally renowned and emerging artists, in addition to a permanent exhibit of Glacier National Park art and culture. A Discovery Gallery provides hands-on activities for children that changes along with the rotating exhibits. Open 10am - 5pm, Tuesday - Saturday Adults $5 Seniors (60+) $4 College Students $2 Children K-12 Free Members Free


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Swan Mountain Outfitters is honored to be carrying on a nearly century long tradition of trail riding in and around Glacier National Park. We don't think there could be a better way to experience Glacier, so we invite you, your family and your friends to come and join us on a horseback adventure through this unspoiled and awe-inspiring national treasure. Our experienced wranglers will match you up with a horse appropriate for your riding ability and guide you on trail rides from one hour to a full day in length. We offer these trail rides from four stunning locations: Apgar Corral near the main entrance on the west side, Lake McDonald Corral across the road from Lake McDonald Lodge, Many Glacier Corral across from Many Glacier Hotel on the east side, And the West Glacier Corral behind the Glacier Rawhide Trading Post, about 2 miles from the West Entrance to Glacier National Park. We have several specialty rides available such as our: saddle paddle package which offers whitewater rafting and horseback riding. Our West Glacier corral offers something for everyone including: the very popular Ride,Wine & Dine Tour, an overnight horseback tour and a cowboy cookout. The horses are gentle and our staff is friendly and ready to meet you. Let us help you make your Glacier vacation an experience to remember for years to come!


406-249-8929
Shelley is a NSCA certified instructor who specializes in the shooting of Sporting Clays


406-886-2080
Ranked number one in the valley by www.tripadvisor.com for exceptional dining, economical lodging and true Montana hospitality. Featuring all natural beef, lamb and pork, organic salads, and line-caught wild fish. Just 16 miles from Bigfork in beautiful Swan Lake. Non-smoking dogs welcome. The lodge is open May through October.


406-837-5861
Located right on Bigfork Bay. Year-round waterfront resort and conference center with hotel-style rooms and suites, 1-3 bedroom condos and luxury town homes. We have boat slips, marina fuel services, swimming pools and hot tubs. Opening this summer is our new casino as well as our renovated Lounge, Champs Sports Bar and Grill and the ever popular outdoor Tiki Bar. We offer A Able Fishing Charter on site as well as watercraft rentals available for your boating, tubing and jet skiing pleasure. We also have 3,500 of meeting space for your next meeting or event.


406-270-9366
Montana Adventure Sports - "Gear for People-Powered Adventures". We are a full service retail shop featuring quality bicycles, stand-up paddleboards, lifestyle clothing and loads of other great gear, with an emphasis on exceptional customer service and care before, during and after the sale. We are featuring incredible American-made bicycles from Parlee and Co-Motion, cutting edge disc brake road bikes from Volagi, and a wide range of road and mountain models from Felt and Scott. Stand up paddleboards from Boga Boards are both achingly beautiful and surprisingly affordable - the award-winning company's amazing boards are taking this red-hot new watersports segment by storm! With a range of skis and snowshoes for the colder months and a diverse array of accessories and clothing rounding out our product offerings, we're excited to bring our passion for cycling, watersports and winter sports to the Village of Bigfork!


406 837-2582
Flathead Valley's leading fitness facility. We offer Yoga, Pilates, Spinning and Aerobic's Classes. Free Weight Room and Hammer Strength Weight Machines and Personal Training. We have four newly surfaced Tennis Courts. The indoor swimming pool has 4 lap lanes and is always 84 Degrees. Our beautiful locker room facilities include, steam and dry saunas, spas and private showers. The MAC is conveniently located across from the Eagle Bend Golf Course. Childcare and Tanning also available. Come exercise with us!


406 253 BIKE (2453)
Mountain Mike's has bike rentals and guided tours for the entire family. Daily & weekly bike rentals. Guided tours for all levels. Parts & accessories as well as repairs.


406-250-2341
Professional Singer.


406-250-2341
Professional Singer.


406-291-5381
Shockwave rentals is a locally owned, family operated jet ski rental business providing the Flathead Valley with a fun, safe and affordable watercraft experience. Rent one of our all new 2014 Sea-Doo Sparks. A variety of tubes are also available. WE DELIVER TO ALL AREAS OF FLATHEAD LAKE, SWAN LAKE, ECHO LAKE AND WHITEFISH LAKE!!


406-387-4405
Swan Mountain Llama Trekking offers vacationers to the Northwest region of Montana an opportunity to do something totally different on their vacations. We offer a wide spectrum of trip durations ranging from 2 hours to multi day treks from mid June to mid September. All of our treks are family friendly and will be sure to leave everyone with everlasting memories. Alert and surefooted with a calm demeanor makes llamas the perfect companion for a trip into Montana’s Glacier Country. These beautiful Andean natives happily tote our gear with ease as we enjoy the phenomenal beauty of our surroundings. Guests have the option of leading their own llama or allowing the guide to lead their llama for them. Shorter duration trips include a 2 hour, half day with lunch, full day with lunch or the favorite wine and cheese trek. If you're looking for in depth information on llamas consider the llama packing/trekking clinic taught by our expert llama guides! Longer duration treks range from two days to five days and meander along the Swan Divide of the Flathead National Forest. This spectacular ridgetop trail offers endless views of three surrounding wilderness areas, the Swan Divide, the Continental Divide and Glacier National Park. We hike at a leisurely pace with plenty of time for rest stops, lunch breaks and marveling at the fantastic panoramic views. Each evening we spend the night in a cozy campsite by one of the many alpine lakes which dot the area. We are happy to work with you to create a custom llama trek perfectly suited to your family's needs. Give us a call today and discover why Swan Mountain Llama Trekking is your family’s best choice for Montana family vacations in Glacier Country!


406-387-4405
Swan Mountain Outfitters is a premier full service horseback based Montana outfitter. We are proud to offer a variety of guided year-round adventures including: Our Swan Mountain Guest Ranch and Montana hunting territories are located near Glacier National Park and lying adjacent to multiple national and state wilderness areas. During hunting seasons, we offer: trophy mule deer hunts, trophy whitetail hunts, archery elk hunts, archery whitetail hunts, wilderness elk hunts, wilderness multi-weapon hunts, wilderness combination big game hunts, spring black bear, horseback hunts, lodge hunts, mountain lion hunts, moose hunts and goat hunts. Fly Fishing Float Trips on the Swan River offering anglers the opportunity to catch and release Rainbow Trout, Bull Trout, Brook Trout and Westslope Cutthroat Trout. All abilities are welcome and for anglers who need an introductory lesson or a refresher our professional guides will be there to instruct. Trip durations include: half day, full day, overnight and multiday trips. Pack Trips into the Bob Marshall Wilderness. These 3 to 6 day pack and fishing trips are great for families, groups or friends that like to vacation together.You will experience firsthand some of the most unspoiled natural wilderness settings imaginable. Our pack trips operate out of a base camp which affords our guests comforts including: canvas wall tents, 4 inch mattresses and a camp shower! Swan Valley Trail Rides and wagon rides offers daily horseback trips out of our Swan Lake location. These mountain horseback adventures meander through huge old growth forests and offer spectacular views of the Swan Seeley Valley. The "Beef N Buggy" is a great experience for groups of all ages. It includes a 1 hour wagon ride pulled by our team of Halflinger horses- Cagney and Lacey. Upon arriving at a scenic location sit back and enjoy a hearty Montana dinner-steak with all the fixins! This part of America's West provides a rich wilderness adventure experience. Get in touch with us to plan your next Montana adventure!


406-387-4405
Swan Mountain Snowmobiling, located in the heart of Glacier Country, provides the best in Montana snowmobiling. We are open seven days a week from December 1st to April 15th, weather and snow conditions dependent. Whether you want to be personally taken care of on one of our guided snowmobile tours or brave the backcountry on your own with our snowmobile rentals, we have what you need for the ideal Montana snowmobiling experience! Swan Mountain Snowmobiling operates in more locations than any other outfitter in the Flathead Valley. Our trip durations include a 2 hour "Quickie Tour", half day and full day tour. We operate in three unique locations: Canyon Creek (near Columbia Falls and Whitefish), Crane Mountain (near Bigfork/Swan Valley) and Desert Mountain (near Glacier National Park). Because we are permitted to guide snowmobiles in so many different areas, we have lots of options for activities: We can take you in a new area every day We can spend one or two days guiding you and then set up some days where you rent the machines on your own We can do longer duration trips (4 to 8 hours) on some days and short duration trips (two hours) on others We can combine a snowmobile trip with a sunset or sunrise on top of Desert Mountain or Crane Mountain Also, we can combine many of our trips with other winter offerings such as dog sledding or cross country skiing. We are experts at customizing trips to meet an individual group's needs, so please don't hesitate to ask if there is something particular that you are looking for. Come spend your next winter vacation in the Flathead Valley and make memories that will stay with you for a lifetime. Find out why Swan Mountain Snowmobiling is your familys best choice for snowmobiling in Glacier Country, Montana!


406 837 6714
Tall Pine Lounge and Casino: For all of your smoke-free any time Bar Entertainment and Casino Experiences offering Frosty Cold Beer and Cocktails, Food, Large Retail Liquor Selection, Fine selection of Retail Wines. Serving Home Style Cooking Tuesday - Saturdays 3:00pm til 10:00pm. Directv NFL Sunday ticket, ESPN Gameplan, sports bar with 7 High Definition bigscreen TVs and Pool tables, shuttle board and Golden Tee Golf. Clean Environment with Air Conditioning and a Friendly Atmosphere! Ample Parking. Our hours are 10:00am until 2:00am every day. Hope to see you soon. Tom & Janine and the Crew


406-871-8103
Trinity Lutheran Camp is located on Flathead Lake two miles south of Bigfork, Montana. Forty acres of beautiful forest land were donated to Trinity Lutheran Church in the 1950's. Trinity Lutheran Camp, a non-profit ministry dedicated to developing this gift of land to impact generations eternally. Many grandparents and parents have fond memories of their childhood experiences at this camp or others and sacrificially give to care for this ministry. We are thankful for the many servants who return each year to prepare the camp for a new season. Trinity Lutheran Camp is a ministry of Trinity Lutheran Church in Kalispell, Montana. Trinity Lutheran Camp prayerfully serves to strengthen campers and families through their relationship with God, their creator, and with others in the body of Christ, in the beautiful outdoor setting on Flathead Lake. Each summer, our dedicated staff, prepare for the many campers of all ages, who will attend one or several of our youth camps, adult or family retreats, pastor conferences, family reunions, basketball, volleyball, or soccer camps. Our rustic setting is a blessing to many. We have heated- winterized cabins available for rent year-round rental. Our Chapel, dining hall, and chalet are available from late May through early October. One of the most memorable elements of inspiration is our campfire setting. We hope you or your family will join us for a camp or family reunion soon. Please check the calendar for available dates and email us your interest at trinitycampexec@gmail.com. Sunday Worship Services are also offered either in our Chapel or outdoor Chapel from Memorial through Labor Day. Service time is 10:55.


(406) 837-2620
Whistling Andy Distillery and Tasting Room is located at the intersection of Hwy 209 and Hwy 35 right outside the charming village of Bigfork . The distillery makes whiskey, bourbon and moonshine from Montana grains as well as their flagship Hibiscus-Coconut Rum, two styles of gin and the famed Hopshnops. The tasting room is open daily, with limited hours in the off season, please call for current hours. Craft cocktails, tastings, a full service latte/coffee bar, and teas are available. Gifts are also available, everything from glassware, flasks, t-shirts and hats. The distillery is a perfect spot for private parties and gatherings. Call for large group tours and tastings. We look forward to seeing you at "Bigfork's own Distillery"!



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