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Great Northern Whitewater Resort/Glacier River School in West Glacier, Montana

River/Guide school Great Northern Resort has a 36 year history of providing whitewater and fishing trips on the Flathead River in Montana. Our guides are the best in the industry, and we are proud of their 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. Choose from four courses to build your custom combination of essential river-running skills: Reading and running class II-IV whitewater River rescue (Rescue 3 International WRT curriculum) Principals of hydrology Commanding a paddle crew Maneuvering an oar-rigged boat Rope handling techniques Risk management on the river Assessing equipment needs Rigging a boat Camping & cooking on the river Leave no Trace Skills Kayak School Great Northern Whitewater Resort, home of the Great Northern Kayak School, is situated on one of the greatest rivers to learn to kayak in the Northwest; the Middle Fork of the Flathead has been the first run for hundreds of kayakers since the sport was started. The sixty-mile stretch of river between Bear Creek and the town of Columbia falls, including the Middle Fork of the Flathead and the rest of the Flathead river system, offers some of the most featured yet friendly and enjoyable runs in the country. This provides the perfect environment in bringing people along from the point of being a beginning kayaker to an intermediate level and beyond. We are located 1 mile from the West entrance to Glacier National Park.
Contact Info
Great Northern Whitewater Resort/Glacier River School
P.O. Box 270
12127 Hwy 2 East
West Glacier, MT 59936
Toll-Free: 800-735-7895
Local Phone: 406-387-5340
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Quick Stats
Location: West Glacier, MT
Established: 1976
Fun Facts
  • Carl, our lead instructor trains FBI and Navy Seals in river rescue

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    Great Northern Resort Cabins

    Located In:
    West Glacier, MT

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    Great Northern Whitewater Resort

    Located In:
    West Glacier, MT
    Paddlesports Schools Services We Offer
  • guided kayak tours
  • private instruction
  • raft guide lessons
  • whitewater kayak lessons - beginner
  • whitewater kayak lessons - intermediate
    Trips Near Us
    River Run
    Flathead River Middle Fork - Cascadilla Creek to Moccasin Creek
    Flathead River Middle Fork - John Stevens Canyon
    Flathead River Middle Fork - West Glacier to Blankenship Bridge
    Listing: pol1641