About Us

Strengthening connections to the natural world through outdoor education

We look forward to helping you get the most out of your next outdoor experience.

Making the most of your outdoor experience in the Flathead Valley can feel daunting. You shouldn’t have to worry about missing out on opportunities you didn’t know existed. The Glacier Institute provides a wide range of educational programs, from personalized tours to week-long focused courses, that connect you with the natural world AND provide an experience you’ll never forget.

Since 1983 we’ve helped thirty-five thousand people just like you to learn a new appreciation for the outdoors and experience the trip of a lifetime.

You’ll rest easier knowing that you’re not missing out on opportunities that you didn’t even know existed.

We believe you deserve to fall in love with the natural world and gain a little extra meaning you can carry with you all throughout your life. Let us help you to treasure your time and to treasure your natural resources.

Find your right outdoor educational experience today

The Glacier Institute Connects You Through:

  • Camps
  • Courses
  • Personalized Educational Tours
  • Custom Groups

Join The Glacier Institute And Help Us Create A Stronger Tomorrow

Your contribution enables us to provide innovative outdoor educational programs and field-based experiences to children and adults in Montana.

We love the outdoors. We love the scope of Glacier National Park and the entire Flathead Valley. Education is part of who we are and we want to share the beauty and wonder of the natural world with you. Through camaraderie and world-class hiking, we hope to help you create memories to last for the rest of your life.

We want you to experience this version of nature. To keep you coming back and to preserve these memories for the next generation.

The Glacier Institute's Core Values

We recognize that we are stronger together and are always seeking lasting partnerships.

Our highly trained and motivated educators establish us as the Flathead Valley’s leader in outdoor education and as the official education partner of Glacier National Park and the Flathead National Forest.

We inspire connection to the natural world by creating meaningful experiences that broaden understanding and cultivate critical thinking.

We want to be your educational partner when it comes to learning about Glacier National Park and the Flathead National Forest.

What is the Glacier Institute’s Cancellation and Refund Policy?

The Glacier Institute has a 7 day cancellation policy for a full refund with all of our courses.