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About the Columbia Falls Area Chamber of Commerce

The Columbia Falls Area Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit 501-c6 dedicated to growing, enhancing, promoting, and developing our local businesses and community.  Our Chamber of Commerce provides information and resources for residents and travelers who are visiting our area.   If you are a business in our area, joining the Chamber is the perfect way to grow your network, develop relationships, and grow your customer base.  

Stop in to our Chamber office and visitor center located at 233 13th Street East, Columbia Falls, MT 59912 for more information.  

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Join us for a FREE Movie in the Park! 

Date: Saturday, July 13th

Movie starts at dusk 

Location: Bandshell at Marantette Park, 233 13th Street East, Columbia Falls, MT

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Upcoming Networking Events:


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Wednesday, June 19th, 2024, 4:00-5:00pm

Location: Columbia Falls RV Park in Columbia Falls, Montana


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Business After Hours Bash 

Thursday, June 20th, 2024, 5:00pm-6:30pm

Location: Crown of the Continent Discover Center/Last Best Pizza in West Glacier


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Stay up to date and informed. Follow the Columbia Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Blog. View our latest blog post below and visit our blog page to see all past blogs. 

  • June 16, 2023 8:14 AM | Anonymous

    Ready to plan a day on the water and enjoy the wild and scenic rivers?  Well, you came to the right place! Columbia Falls has ample access to rivers, lakes, streams, and ponds. Whether you fish, boat, or float there is an option for you.

    Right in the city of Columbia Falls, if you head to Rivers Edge Park you will find a stocked fishing pond for kids, a beautiful walking trail, and access to the Flathead River so you can enjoy a picnic lunch.  Also in town is a public pool that is open during the summer season.

    If rivers are more your style, the Flathead River flows right through Columbia Falls and offers some of the best fishing and floating around.  Let us tell you a little more about planning your own trip or taking a guided trip with a licensed outfitter!  

    Here are a few suggestions for planning your own trip:

    When leaving Columbia Falls, head east to the public boat launch in West Glacier, Montana located near the West Glacier Golf Course. Once you put your floating device in the water, get ready for an exciting day. You will float down the Middle Fork of the Flathead until you join up with the North Fork of the Flathead.  Continue on and right in Columbia Falls, as soon as you go under the bridge to Columbia Falls, on the right is the Teakettle put it on and take out. Looking for a shorter trip?  We suggest putting in at the Blankenship Bridge, which is north of Columbia Falls, and taking out at Teakettle.

    A few tips for floating/rafting on your own: 

    1. Wear a life jacket. It doesn't matter if you are a kid or an adult, this is a must to stay safe on the water! 
    2. Check the river conditions and water levels.
    3. Two vehicles are needed - One at the put in and one at the take out spot. 
    4. Bring a cooler packed with your favorite drinks and lunch. 
    5. Pack a dry bag for any devices you don't want to get wet. 
    6. Bring sunscreen and bug spray.  There are many places to stop along the river. 
    7.  There are several rental companies available in Columbia Falls and West Glacier that have the gear you need.

    Not sure about floating on your own? Not a problem! There are multiple commercial raft companies in the area with deep knowledge of our rivers.  Let the experts plan your day so you can relax and fully enjoy it. You can arrange a two hour, four hour or longer overnight raft/float trips or a guided fishing trip. 

    Visit our business directory to find a guided outfitter that will work for you.

    Photo Credit:  Hungry Horse Newspaper

  • June 02, 2023 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    Discover Glacier National Park

    Only have one day to discover Glacier? Well, the good news is that it can be done, it just depends on the type of experience you are looking for. If you are looking to see as much as possible, we would suggest an Historic Red Bus tour. This is an amazing way to see and learn about Glacier. You will sit back in a restored 1930 touring bus as the driver winds his way thru the park you will hear the history, and information about the park.   There are several tours ranging from 4 – 8 hours.  When you book a red bus tour, you also don't have to worry about getting a vehicle reservation.  

    We also have recommendations for exploring Glacier National Park on your own.  First, make sure you have your vehicle reservation and park pass.  More details on that can be found here.

    Now that you have your required passes, drive east 20 minutes from Columbia Falls, Montana on highway 2. Head to the west entrance of Glacier Notional Park located by West Glacier. Before you enter the park,  make sure you have plenty of water, durable shoes and attire, picnic food,  bear spray and sunscreen.  Bear spray can be rented inside the park at Apgar Village if you forget!

    Once you enter at the west entrance, be sure to stop in at the Apgar Visitor Center as you will find endless information on the park. Once inside Glacier you will have the opportunity to take the iconic, scenic drive over the Going-to-the-Sun Road.  Plan for this drive to take approximately 3-4 hours without stops, although we do recommend stopping.  One place that is accessible for all is the Trail of the Cedars. It is the only trail in the park that is wheel chair accessible.  Along the trail you will find western hemlocks, red cedars, a footbridge over Avalanche Creek and beautiful views. Don't forget your camera! 

    After you get back in your vehicle, continue on the Going-to-the-Sun Road to the top where you will want to stop at Logan Pass .  The visitor center is located at the highest point along the infamous road.  This is the perfect place to eat that picnic lunch you brought! After lunch, continue on to St. Mary's and then hit highway 2 and it will take you back to Columbia Falls. 

    After a long day of hiking and driving, be sure to stop for dinner at one of the local restaurants located in West Glacier, Hungry Horse, Coram, or Columbia Falls. View the Chamber's member directory now to find the perfect place that sounds good to you! 

  • May 26, 2023 10:26 AM | Anonymous

    Outdoor Fun & Education

    For this day trip, you will want to start by preparing a scrumptious picnic and grabbing a few water toys as today we are leaving Columbia Falls and heading 7 short miles east to Hungry Horse, Montana.

    Start with a stop at the Glacier View/Hungry Horse Forest Service Office, located at 10 Hungry Horse Drive, Hungry Horse, Montana (406-387-3800). There you will find information on everything to do with our local and national forests. They also have information for kids to learn from and the options to purchase maps and books.

    Now with your map in hand head towards Hungry Horse Dam. Follow the signs off Highway 2 that lead you to the Hungry Horse Dam visitor center. Once on this road, in about 1 mile you’ll find the cutest little lake, Lion Lake.  It is about 35 acres in size and is nestled among the trees. Access to Lion Lake is easily accessible for all ages and is also ADA accessible. There is a great beach area, bathrooms, and picnic areas. This is the perfect place to play with those water toys you brought and have an afternoon picnic.

    After lunch, continue on a few more miles to the Hungry Horse Dam and Reservoir.  There is a visitor center open during the summer and features exhibits on the construction, history of the dam, its purpose, and its benefits. Guided walking tours are often available during the summer too.  While at the visitor center,  you can look down over the massive concrete structure and experience the flow of water below.

    If you continue driving across the dam, you will find several campgrounds available for recreation.  For those seeking a longer drive, you can drive the 112-mile loop around the reservoir.  A word of caution, the pavement ends after a few miles.  

    Now as you head home make sure you stop in Hungry Horse for a famous Huckleberry Ice Cream cone or maybe a piece of pie. Either way, you can’t go wrong. As you head west towards Columbia Falls experience the breathtaking sunsets over the Flathead River.

    Continue following our blog for other day trip recommendations. 



406-892-2072

233 13th Street East

PO Box 312

Columbia Falls, MT

59912


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