Columbia Falls is conveniently located close to Glacier National Park, Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort, Flathead Lake, and offers a local Montanan flair of dining. It is the pathway to Glacier National Park. To view wildlife and beautiful scenery as an alternative route, you can take County Road 486 to follow the North Fork of the Flathead River. The Northfork route provides many recreational activities which include canoeing, rafting, hiking, fishing, and camping. There are many family fun activities to be had such as picking huckleberries, golfing at Meadow Lake Resort, listening to outside concerts in the Marantette Park, and enjoying the Waterslide and mini golf complex.