Cheap Flights to Kalispell

Kalispell overview

With the vast majesty of Glacier National Park located just 20 miles (32km) away, Kalispell in northern Montana has become a gateway for adventurers seeking the Rocky Mountains and all things wilderness. Despite the presence of the mountains, Kalispell is an attractive settlement in its own right, resplendent in vintage Italianate architecture that evokes vivid statements of its Wild West past. Kalispell has also become a fixture in the Montana microbrew circuit, with a 10,000 sq.ft craft brewery on the corner of Fourth and Main streets having fast become a big attraction since it first opened its doors back in 2012.  

Scrape beneath the surface, and you will discover a handful of art galleries and museums, as well as theatres and music events. Shopping is big business in Kalispell, largely due to the city’s lack of sales tax, and visitors are presented with a wide range of boutique stores selling a wealth of local arts and crafts. Looking further afield, the city is surrounded by a number of wineries and distilleries, as well as numerous opportunities for outdoor excursions. Fly fishing is a popular pastime, as is bird watching.

When to fly to Kalispell

Due to the city’s proximity to Glacier National Park, it would be wise to visit Kalispell when the weather permits access to the peaks. Accordingly, plan a visit between May and October when average temperatures range between 18C and 27C, and the snow is long gone. Additionally, the summer sees the park’s celebrity animals at their most active, with grizzly bears, wolves and moose all having been reported by visitors.

Special events are held outside the peak tourist months, with the Cinch Bucking Horse Championships bringing all the fun of the rodeo to downtown Kalispell in early October, while the foodie heaven, Festival of Flavors, takes place the previous week.  

Getting around Kalispell

Due to its intimate size, Kalispell is a city to be discovered on foot. Bus services also run throughout the city, with services offering both single tickets as well as return.

Kalispell insider information

  • While beautiful, Glacier National Park is an unforgiving wilderness. Never approach a wild animal, and always be sure to report to a ranger when you enter the park, detailing precise plans of where you plan to be and when you plan to leave.

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  • Conrad Mansion, home of the city’s founder, and its museum should be visited to learn about its rich history
  • Music fans flock to the annual Glacier Jazz Stampede festival in Kalispell that draws artists from around the world
  • Use Cheapflights to find last minute return flights to Kalispell to get the most from your Montana holiday
  • Flathead Lake is perfect for fishing, boating and water-sports with serene Montana countryside as your surroundings
  • Skiers and snowboarders enjoy easy access to Blacktail, Whitefish and Big Mountain ski resorts less than two hours away
  • For accommodation, consider the many quaint cabins for rent near Kalispell and enjoy life in the heart of nature
  • A trip to Kalispell delivers the chance for an adventure holiday in the natural beauty of Northwest Montana
  • Golfers should visit Flathead Lake, Montana’s only 36-hole complex and highly rated by the golf community
  • Glacier National Park nearby offers camping and over 100km of hiking trails in its forests, meadows and mountains
  • There are many galleries in Kalispell showcasing the works of local artists, as well as the Hockaday Museum of Art

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