Great Northern Whitewater Raft & Resort

Great Northern Whitewater Raft & Resort at Glacier National Park.

10% Off lodging and trips

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 Flathead National Forest 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 swift-water 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.

  • WHITEWATER RAFTING AND SCENIC FLOAT TRIPS. Great Northern scenic rafting and whitewater rafting adventures, on the boundary of Glacier National Park, are an exhilarating activity for the whole family. Nothing beats the refreshing blast from some of Montana's best whitewater or the relaxing Glacier National Park views on a hot summer day! Take your adventure to the next level in a smaller sport raft, inflatable kayak, or multi-day trip. Our highly trained guides are ready to help you find the adventure you are looking for, whether that is class II-III whitewater or a scenic float. We've got a Montana rafting trip to suit your needs. Choose from Half-Day, Full-Day, and Dinner Trips,. Our whitewater and scenic trips run May through September on the Middle Fork of the Flathead. Every trip is a different experience, so book more than one rafting experience to see how the river and the views change throughout the season! Come and see Glacier National Park from the river with us.

  • GLACIER RIVER SCHOOL. Glacier River School provides training in-river and rope rescue skills as well as boat handling training in all crafts. We are based at the west entrance to Glacier National Park in Montana. We are part of the Great Northern Whitewater Raft and Resort, which has 39 years of experience in whitewater and fishing trips on the Flathead River in Montana. Our guides are the best in the industry, they excel in professionalism, expertise and unparalleled experience. Now you can learn from the best by attending Glacier River School at Great Northern Resort on the boundary waters of Glacier National Park. Our instructors are certified by Rescue 3 International and the American Canoe Association and each instructor is specialized. Some focus on technical river rescue. Others specialize in kayaking and developing a boater from learning to roll to playboating techniques. Still others are devoted to helping rafters with boat handling skills on both oar-framed and paddle rafts.

  • FLY FISHING GLACIER NATIONAL PARK. The 2-7 day custom fishing trips in Glacier National Park offers our guests over 80 miles of pristine wild and scenic river corridor. The custom trip enables Great Northern to offer a variety of opportunities to meet the needs of each angler. Our experienced fishing guides know the Middle Fork of the Flathead River intimately and look forward to sharing their knowledge with you. Truly unspoiled, the region teems with fish and wildlife of all kinds. Well see to your comforts and prepare meals fit for a king. With the river at you feet and blanket of stars over your head, you'll begin and end your days to the timeless sounds of the river.

A UNIQUE GLACIER LODGING EXPERIENCE. Experience Montana at Great Northern Resort. Located just a mile from the West Glacier entrance to Glacier National Park, Great Northern is the perfect base for exploring the Park and surrounding area. Our classic Glacier National Park lodging consists of handsome log cabins, appointed with kitchens, fireplaces and high-quality amenities. Our 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 lodging, complete with all of the comforts of home.

Great Northern Resort


Phone: (800) 735-7897


Address: 12127 Highway 2 East, Suite A, West Glacier, MT 59936

Chimani Perks Discount: 10% Off lodging and trips