Red Bus Tours | Kalispell

Red Bus Tours

Places to Go
Tours & Sightseeing

Experience the renowned Red Buses, an exceptional means to explore and discover Glacier National Park. These vintage buses from the 1930s hold a significant place in the park’s human history and cultural heritage. Given the park’s predominantly vertical landscapes, the retractable tops of these buses offer unparalleled panoramic views of the majestic mountains and the park’s renowned Big Sky. Our knowledgeable guides, passionate about the park, are seasoned experts eager to share their love for Glacier with visitors.

With a fleet of 33 buses, Glacier boasts the world’s oldest touring vehicles. However, it’s important to note that due to their historical significance, the seats on the Red Buses are not designed to meet the standards of modern buses. Seating 16 passengers, with bench seats accommodating four people per row, the quarters are cozy with limited space. As the Red Bus tours are consistently in high demand, please understand that ample room for stretching out may not be available.

If a guest wants to book an ADA/wheelchair accessible tour, we have ADA vans available, but they are not the historic Red Buses. Each ADA van has 12 seats and space for two wheelchairs, so they can hold a maximum of 14 passengers. The ADA vans have a lift and meet all the ADA requirements on the interior.

For guest who are hearing impaired, we offer a Visual Companion Guide, which is a mile-by-mile guide (with some pictures in included) of the road that the tour follow. The guest will be able to read a description of what the driver will be discussing and pointing out.

Upcoming Events

Glacier Range Riders Baseball

May through August

The Glacier Range Riders are the Flathead Valley’s Pioneer baseball league established in 2022. Enjoy an entertaining evening with the whole family!

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Brash Rodeo Summer Series 2024

June – September

Rodeo has been a part of Montana’s culture since the first cowboys arrived over 150 years ago. This events include bull riding, bronc riding, chute dogging, roping, barrel racing, and steer riding. Brash Rodeo is Montana’s longest running series open rodeo. Your Glacier country vacation would not be complete without experiencing the legendary Blue Moon Rodeo. Get your ticket and more information at glaciercountryrodeo.com.

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Kalispell Farmers Market

May through October

The Kalispell Farmers Market offers the freshest produce grown in the Flathead Valley and an array of locally-made goods. Every Saturday during the summer and fall from 9 am to 12:30 pm, find local farmers selling everything from meat and eggs, fruits and vegetables to baked goods to native plants and trees. Shop for handmade jewelry, pottery, soaps, paintings, and many more creations by the region’s talented artisans.

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May 27, 2024

Downtown Kalispell Walking Tour

June through September

The Downtown Kalispell Walking Tour is a well-researched and high-quality tour that showcases the evolution of Kalispell as a cultural, economic, and transportation hub of Northwest Montana’s Flathead Valley. The tour is approximately two hours long, covers about one mile that is level and ADA-accessible, and includes over two dozen stops at 30-plus highlighted buildings that tell the story of Kalispell’s history and people. As you take the tour, you will learn about different architectural styles and modern reuse, prominent citizens and early settlers, how a bison herd could buy a city block, and where to spot ghost signs. It is a fascinating way to explore and learn about the history of Kalispell.

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May 31, 2024

Kalispell Professional Bull Riders

2,000 lb. bovines being conquered by man with no fear! The tradition of bull riding is one of the world’s most extreme sports. Watch some of the top Professional Bull Riders in the world go up against the toughest bulls in the country. It will be a ride you won’t forget.

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June 3, 2024

Montana High School Rodeo Finals

The Montana State High School Rodeo Finals are scheduled to take place at the Majestic Valley Arena in Kalispell from June 3-8, 2024. The event will feature the top cowboys and cowgirls from across Montana who will be competing in various categories. The performances will take place on Thursday and Friday at 6:30 pm, while the championship round will be held on Saturday at 1 pm. The schedule will also include the Queen contest, shooting sports, cutting, and reining. Concessions and vendors will be available at the arena for the convenience of the attendees. Information regarding the week’s schedule can be found on the MHSRA website.

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