Calgary to Montana Road Trip 2024

People living in Calgary or those who are traveling to Calgary are probably planning to visit Banff and Lake Louise. Tourists who are tired of famous tourist spots, it may be good to try to head south from Calgary. Montana is one of the places that many people enjoy. As you drive south from Calgary, the Rocky Mountains greet you on the right, and the small towns you pass through also welcome travelers. How about planning a two-day trip to experience the landscapes of the United States during this vacation?

Calgary to Montana Road Trip 2024

When is the best season to go?

The best time to go in Montana is in the summer. Because It has the  panoramic views in the maintains and many activities. Also, it is a great place to go with friends and family.

It is recommended to avoid visiting Montana during the winter season for those who are going there for the first time. This is because it is cold and there is a lot of snow, and if you are not experienced in driving during the winter season, you may have the problem. However, people who enjoy skiing and winter sports also visit Montana during the winter season.

Where the places to visit in Montana

Tourists will see few cities when they leave in Calgary which are Nanton, Claresholm, and Lethbridge. Among them, Lethbridge is a good city to rest or get things you need.

If you go a little further, you will find a small town called Carway, which is the border with the United States. There are many cars trying to cross the border on weekends and holidays, so please go to the bathroom before you go to the border.

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park in the United States is located beneath Canada’s Waterton National Park and is a popular destination not only for Americans but also for Canadians. To visit here, you must register your vehicle in advance to enter from Jul 1 to Sep 10. There is also a campground at the park entrance, so it would be a great place for travelers who love camping to spend a day.

Whitefish/Kalispell

If you’ve captured the beautiful scenery of Glacier National Park with your eyes, it’s time to taste it with your mouth. After about 30 minutes, you will come across a city called Whitefish. This city boasts beautiful views that offer skiing in winter, cycling, hiking, and golf in summer. There are also various local foods available here. If you go down a little further, you will see a city called Kalispell, which also offers a variety of food options. Personally, I would like to go find Chick-fil-A, which is not available in Canada.

Great Falls

This city is famous for its waterfalls. It is not only home to waterfalls but also offers various activities, making it one of the best cities in Montana. This city will appeal to those who need a quiet, relaxed vacation without the hustle and bustle.

calgary to montana road trip 2024

Things to Know When You Travel to Montana

  • Always be careful as there are wild rocks
  • Bring a jumper as it’s very windy
  • Visit the Glacier National Park
  • Bring sunblock, lip balm, sunglasses, hiking boots, long pants, and a raincoat.

Our Thoughts

In Glacier Park, you can enjoy beautiful natural landscapes such as blue glaciers and lakes, and fresh air. Also, you can meet different cultures and people in there. Also, you can broaden your horizons and gain new experiences.

In addition, you can enjoy various activities in Glacier Park. You can enjoy winter sports such as sledding, skiing, and sleighing, as well as summer sports such as hiking, camping, and fishing. It’s also a good way to gain diverse experiences.

We would definitely recommend a road trip from Calgary to Montana at least once in your life.

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