Great Northern Whitewater Raft & Resort at Glacier National Park

Just a mile from the West Glacier entrance to Glacier National Park, you can enjoy a complete Montana vacation experience. Stay in our cozy Glacier National Park cabins, spend time on the river whitewater rafting or fly fishing and even host your wedding or family reunion with breathtaking views of the mountains as your backdrop at one of the top Montana wedding venues. Our resort provides a perfect base for exploring beautiful Glacier National Park.

Our experienced river guides are available to take you on an unforgettable adventure. Enjoy the rugged scenery while floating the glacial-fed Flathead River in the Bob Marshall Wilderness area, which defines the southern boundary of Glacier National Park. Let our professional river guides navigate you down eight miles of Class II-IV rapids on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River, entertain you on a scenic float, instruct you in proper technique at kayak school or advise you on the right fly to hook a world-class Cutthroat Trout in the crystal clear waters.

We also offer industry-leading river education and safety classes through our Glacier River School. From kids’ awareness programs to Swiftwater Rescue Certifications for the professional rescuer or boater, the river school and its RQ3 and ACA instructors will make sure you have the skills you need to have fun and be safe on the river.

Glacier National Park Rafting

Whitewater & Scenic Rafting on Montana's Flathead River. Great Northern Rafting in West Glacier, Montana is your headquarters for Glacier Park whitewater and fly fishing activities. We offer an exciting menu of guided river trips on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River along the southern boundary of Glacier National Park. Our whitewater season is fed by snow from the high mountain peaks of Glacier Park and the rivers and streams of the Bob Marshall Wilderness. Great Northern Resort helps you get out and experience what a Montana vacation has to offer! Try our guided whitewater trips, Flathead River fly fishing trips, scenic dinner floats, Glacier Park horseback trips and overnight multi-day river adventures. Raft Glacier National Park with Great Northern Whitewater from April through October. See amazing Glacier Park wildlife and experience the adventure of a lifetime.

Glacier National Park Lodging

Experience your Montana vacation at Great Northern Resort. Located just a mile from the West Glacier entrance to Glacier National Park, Great Northern's log cabins are the perfect base for exploring the Park and northwest Montana. Our Glacier National Park cabins are styled after classic Glacier Park chalets and appointed with kitchens, fireplaces and high-quality amenities. Our convenient in-house activities and services will enhance your Glacier Park vacation, whether you choose to spend time on the river whitewater rafting, fly fish for native trout with one of our professional guides, or even host your wedding or family reunion with our breathtaking mountain views as your backdrop. After a full day of Montana adventure, return to your cozy and convenient West Glacier accommodation, complete with all of the comforts of home.

The River School

Glacier River School at Great Northern provides training in river and rope rescue skills as well as boat handling training in all crafts. Now you can learn from the best by attending Glacier River School on the boundary waters of Glacier National Park. Our professional and experienced instructors are certified by Rescue 3 International and the American Canoe Association. Both organizations are internationally recognized as the standards for river rescue and boating education. Trainings include wilderness first aid, technical river rescue courses, boat handling, professional river guide training, kayak school and paddleboard instruction. We offer both public and private classes for agencies, river guides, recreational boaters and youth groups.

Glacier National Park Weddings

Our outdoor venue is the ideal setting for your Montana destination wedding. As one of the top Montana wedding venues, Great Northern Resort offers mountain views into Glacier National Park and private tree-lined meadows for your ceremony and reception. Because you want to enjoy the wedding planning process and savor each moment of your celebration, we offer coordination services to take the stress out of your big day. We believe that your wedding should be exactly as you envision it, and that you should be just as relaxed and have just as much fun as all of your guests! Our wedding coordination packages promise just that. Coupled with the lodging and activities at Great Northern Resort, our venue is just right for Montana destination weddings.

Great Northern Railway Cafe presents OSO Catering

Our Montana cafe serves breakfast and lunch in our antique Great Northern Railway caboose. Eat outside on our spacious deck or take your meal with you into Glacier National Park. Breakfast and lunch menus are presented by Oso Catering. Oso's delicious applewood smoked meats are combined with fresh ingredients and sauces to create unique and delicious dishes. Also stop in for coffee, espresso and glacier frozen yogurt on your way to or from Glacier Park.