• The Next Last Packers

    The Next Last Packers

    Mule packing is dying. Or so they say. Meet the new generation fighting to preserve nostalgia, a timeless heritage, and wilderness itself.

  • Discover Canada’s National Treasures

    Discover Canada’s National Treasures

    Our neighbor to the north is celebrating its 150th birthday and everyone is invited with free admission to the country’s 47 national parks. Yes, even Americans get in free. Here are four parks within driving distance of Northwest Montana.


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Camping Without the Crowds

Summertime means camping under the stars among forested mountains and alpine lakes. Here are a few quiet getaways worth escaping to.

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Life After Racing

Thoroughbreds burn bright and fast as racehorses, but many go on to have longer, successful careers in other sports. The Event at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell offers a glimpse of these impressive athletes thriving in their second jobs.

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Field Notes from a Century on the Shoreline

Morton J. Elrod, one of Montana’s most distinguished naturalists, founded the Flathead Lake Biological Station in 1899 as a testament to the power of intensive fieldwork, and today it is one of the most respected institutions of its kind in the world

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Eighty-Five Years of Green Thumbs

Hanchett Family Greenhouse, whose Flathead roots date back five generations to 1936, is ushering in a new era with the opening of an expansive retail facility

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Treading Lightly

Builders employ innovative techniques to construct the distinctive North Shore Cabin on Flathead Lake with minimal disturbance to the land

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Hip Mobility

Strong hips will help you perform faster, better, and longer in any summer sport

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Managing Transition

When our expert on aging helped her parents move out from their home of 36 years, she revisited old memories—and realizes how grateful she is for family

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Gourmet on Grand Drive

On the way into downtown Bigfork, a bistro serving imaginative cuisine and distinctive wines is quietly gaining a loyal following

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For The Love of Hiking

Favorite summits, lakes, wildflower and wildlife viewing areas, and other memories from a Northwest Montana hiking addict

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Fast, First & Unspoken

In the outdoor playground of Northwest Montana, first ascents and fastest known times on local mountains are the stuff of humble and undocumented legend

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Tunnel Vision

Hit the trail and discover the unique mountain engineering feat of Ptarmigan Tunnel