Whitefish, MT

Each season offers breathtaking opportunities to experience the scenic beauty of our mountain town.

Welcome to Whitefish, MT

Nestled at the edge of Glacier National Park, Whitefish offers unparalleled beauty

Located at the edge of Glacier National Park in the Northern Rocky Mountains, the town of Whitefish is a vibrant community that’s become a highly desirable spot to live or visit. Each season offers breathtaking opportunities to experience the millions of scenic beauty that surrounds the town, including mountains, forests, lakes, and rivers.

Unlike many mountain destinations, the town was not developed by outside investors, but by the residents themselves. Over the past 50 years, Whitefish locals have worked tirelessly to create a memorable recreation location and a high standard of living.

What to Love

  • A wide array of outdoor recreational activities 

  • Community events and festivals throughout the year

  • Fine-dining experience at places like Tupelo Grille, Abruzzo Italian Kitchen, and the Whitefish Lake Restaurant located at the Whitefish Lake Golf Course 

Local Lifestyle

With a population of just under 8,000, Whitefish is home to individuals who appreciate the outdoors and want easy access to its varied offerings. Whitefish offers residents a laid-back lifestyle that is intertwined with an appreciation for nature.

Despite its seemingly remote location, the town boasts some of the closest direct air service into a mountain ski town in the United States. Whitefish is also located adjacent to Glacier National Park, Big Mountain, and the Whitefish Range, which makes the town a haven for adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Whether you’re in the mood for an upscale culinary experience or prefer a low-key meal, you can find all of that in Whitefish. Tupelo Grille is located in the heart of downtown Whitefish and has been a staple of the community since its first opening in 1995. A fine-dining establishment, they specialize in New Orleans-inspired dishes, such as gumbo and jambalaya. Make a reservation at Whitefish Lake Restaurant for an unforgettable meal. This upscale eatery offers steak and seafood, plus a long wine list.

If you’re looking for a more casual restaurant, head over to The Great Northern Bar & Grill. Opened in 1919, this electic bar is well-loved for their burgers, beers, and live music. Bulldog Saloon is another local hangout with a rustic vibe and is a great spot to indulge in some American comfort food. Craving a little something sweet after dinner? Satisfy your sweet tooth with a trip to Sweet Peaks Ice Cream. Founded in 2010, this family-owned locale offers ice cream, sorbet, and delicious treats.

A stroll through the charming Central Avenue or the historic Railway District will reveal a robust array of local shops and galleries.

Things to Do

Whitefish is a year-round destination with plentiful attractions – starting with Whitefish Mountain Resort. With more than 3,000 skiable acres, this resort is one of the largest ski resorts in the country. Not only is it one of the biggest, but it’s also one of the best. The resort was recently ranked the third best ski resort by SkiMag.com.

Located just a short jaunt away, Glacier National Park offers everything from hiking, rafting, camping, and much more. Whitefish Lake is situated on the edge of town and is a popular place for swimming, boating, and camping. Book a tee time at Whitefish Lake Golf Club where you can play 36 holes on either the North or South course. 

Meanwhile, the Iron Horse Golf Club is a great option for those looking for something even closer to home. The recently redesigned clubhouse features a covered patio kitchen, newly expanded pool deck, reimagined locker rooms, and spa facilities. The beautifully carved wood bar and dining restaurant are located upstairs, offering scenic views while enjoying your meal. Members can also take advantage of two outdoor swimming pools, four outdoor tennis courts, four outdoor pickleball courts, and a marina on Whitefish Lake. The Fish Camp Lodge is home to the kid’s camp programs, as well as group fitness classes. Needless to say, Iron Horse Golf Club has something for the entire family to enjoy.

Locals can participate in a number of community events and festivals throughout the year, and Under the Big Sky Festival tops the list. Taking place in July, this annual event celebrates the tradition of gathering friends and families together under the sky to listen to music.


Whitefish is served by the Whitefish School District and is proud to offer its students explementary educational institutions, including: 

  • Whitefish Middle, 5-8

  • Whitefish High School, 9-12


Whitefish Mountain Resort

Whitefish Lake

Whitefish Lake Golf Club

Iron Horse Golf Club

Overview for Whitefish, MT, MT

7,783 people live in Whitefish, MT, where the median age is 40.4 and the average individual income is $52,280. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Whitefish, MT, MT

Whitefish, MT has 3,475 households, with an average household size of 2.21. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Whitefish, MT do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 7,783 people call Whitefish, MT home. The population density is 1,114.13 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Whitefish, MT, MT

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The following schools are within or nearby Whitefish, MT. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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5th - 8th
Whitefish Christian Academy
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