Introduction to Whitefish, Montana
The history of Whitefish traces back to the year 1904, when the Great Northern Railway officially arrived in the area. Whitefish was originally known as "Stumptown." The first person to permanently settle in the area was John Morton, who arrived in 1883. The town was named because of its proximity to Lake Whitefish. Whitefish was incorporated in April of 1905. The first town council meeting was held in 1905.
Whitefish and nearby Attractions
- Whitefish Lake State Park
- Stumptown Historical Society Museum
- Glacier National Park
- Lone Pine State Park
- Conrad Mansion
- Waterton - Glacier International Peace Park
Things To Do In Whitefish
Whitefish celebrates a number of local festivals throughout the year, including the Huckleberry Days Art Festival every August, the Big Mountain Summer Festival in July and the Winter Carnival every February. The Big Mountain Golf Club and the Whitefish Lake Golf Club provide excellent facilities for golfers.
Calgary International is the closest major airport.
Whitefish Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at Flathead Valley Community College, Salish Kootenai College and Blackfeet Community College.