Frequently Asked Questions About Bringing Group Tours to Montana

As with any travel destination, questions arise about visiting Western Montana's Glacier Country.

Q: Montana is known for its wide-open spaces. For some of my group tours, the distance and dark skies can seem frightening. How can I combat that?

A: Western Montana is known as Big Sky Country and provides the opportunity to experience life at a slower pace. We know that for some of our visitors, that tends to take them out of their comfort zone. But instead of thinking of it as a negative, we like to invite guests to take a moment and just breathe. Soak up the sights, sounds and smells of our fresh mountain air and try to appreciate the distinct Montana experience that’s around you. And remember, while we do have wide-open spaces, Western Montana also has larger cities (like Hamilton, Kalispell, Missoula and Whitefish) that can provide a comfortable balance between the great outdoors and the comforts of home.

Q: Does Western Montana have cell service?

A: Yes. However, please keep in mind that some of our travel corridors and off-the-beaten-path areas do not have reliable service.

Q: Will my GPS provide reliable directions to my next location?

A: Sometimes. We recommend also confirming property directions and to not rely solely on your GPS, especially in some of our more remote areas.

Q: What are the best practices for viewing Montana’s watchable wildlife?

A: One of the great things about Western Montana is that we are home to a diverse array of wildlife, including bison, bears, mountain lions, bighorn sheep and mountain goats. Please keep in mind that you are in their habitat. Never approach or feed wildlife and always view them at a safe distance.

Q: Can our group tour cross the international border between Montana and Canada?

A: Of course. Montana shares 13 active border crossings with British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. Learn more here.

Q: Where can we clear customs in Western Montana?

A: Your group can clear customs at any of our active border crossings, as well as Glacier Park International Airport and Cut Bank International Airport.

Q: My group is interested in fishing. Can they do that in Montana?

A: You bet! Your group tour guests and FIT clients can cast a line on any of our rivers, lakes or streams. All anglers must follow fishing regulations from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, while fishing without a license is permitted within Glacier National Park.

Debbie Picard

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Tourism Sales Manager

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Phone: 406.532.3234
Toll Free: 800.956.6537

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