TRAVEL COMMUNICATION UPDATES: Check out the latest Glacier Country Tourism information on communication response and resources.

Travel Communication Updates: Check out the latest Glacier Country Tourism information on communication response and resources.

Adventure is Essential. Travel Responsibly. Photo: Andy Austin

UPDATED: December 1, 2022

Guidance For Travelers

To view our current safety and recreate responsibly messaging for residents and travelers please visit SafetyFirstMT.com, RecreateResponsiblyMT.com and glaciermt.com/travel-updates.


Tribal Nations

Travelers are encouraged to plan ahead by checking tribal resources on the websites below for the latest information on possible COVID-19 restrictions.


Recreate Responsibly in Montana Initiative (RRMT)

Glacier Country Tourism, Glacier National Park, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Flathead National Forest, Montana Office of Tourism, Discover Kalispell and Explore Whitefish have launched “Recreate Responsibly,” a nationwide initiative that guides and informs those recreating in our state to be good stewards of Montana’s people, culture and land.  The campaign targets visitors, residents and businesses, providing education and tools for best practices on how to minimize impact, leave no trace, know before you go, prevent wildland fires, stop aquatic invasive species, and travel safely.

Building upon messaging from the Recreate Responsibly.org Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, and Tread Lightly, the comprehensive campaign includes resources available to businesses throughout the state as well as marketing and messaging targeted at travelers and recreators.

Our messaging has two audiences—consumers and Montana business partners. Consumer messaging builds upon standard Recreate Responsibly principles by explaining what those principles are and how to apply them. Partner messaging is encouraging businesses to join this initiative by integrating elements of the RRMT program into their business practices, marketing and interactions. For those who would like to become an official Recreate Responsibly Business Partner, we created an official business partner certification program.

Additionally, The Montana Office of Tourism created a toolkit of resources available to businesses statewide, or order free recreate responsibly materials our official partners have printed for distribution.

GLACIER COUNTRY TOURISM PRESS RELEASE: SEVEN MONTANA ORGANIZATIONS AND AGENCIES PARTNER IN “RECREATE RESPONSIBLY” CAMPAIGN


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For up-to-date information:

For information from specific federal agencies and departments: 

Glacier Country Tourism is the advocate, partners and marketing arm for all communities and member businesses throughout Western Montana. As a member of Glacier Country Tourism, there are several ways to leverage their marketing to reach potential visitors interested in Montana.

- Diane Medler, Discover Kalispell/CVB/TBID