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

September 23, 2023

Vibes and Visions Concert Season

September through May

Glacier Symphony’s Vibes and Visions Concert Season will kick of with Beethoven Live Upstairs on September 23rd. Followed by a variety of concerts that will surly delight and entertain. 

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December 1, 2023

Christmas Tours at the Conrad Mansion


Mrs. Conrad loved Christmas and the Christmas spirit flows through the Conrad Mansion every December. The entire Mansion staff and volunteers deck the halls in time for their annual Christmas Tours. Experience a traditional Victorian Christmas in the Conrad Family home with tours during the month of December, Wednesday-Sunday. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, Dec. 24th & 25th.

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December 15, 2023

Brash Rodeo Winter Series 2023-24

December – March

Rodeo has been a part of Montana’s culture since the first cowboys arrived over 150 years ago. This event includes bull riding, saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, steer riding, team roping, barrel racing, breakaway roping, calf roping, and chute dogging. Brash Rodeo is Western Montana’s longest-running series open rodeo.

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Frosty the Brew Fest
February 3, 2024

Frosty the Brewfest

Kalispell’s annual Frosty the Brewfest is on tap again and showcasing Kalispell’s craft breweries, on-site food vendors, outdoor events for the whole family!

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February 9, 2024

Cabin Fever Days

The Cabin Fever Days is a local non-profit fundraiser, which benefits the Canyon QRU (Quick Response Unit), Martin City Volunteer Fire Department, Canyon Kids Christmas Fund and the Canyon Community Group and more! Not only is Cabin Fever Days a great time, but it’s also for a great cause. Cabin Fever Days Events take place in Martin City, Hungry Horse, and Coram, Montana. The Barstool Ski Races are right on Central Avenue in Martin City. The street is closed to traffic and covered with snow. The raceway is lined with hay bales to keep the crowds at bay. Many additional activities such a music, competitions and more occur at the several taverns in Bad Rock Canyon – Stonefly Lounge, Packers Roost, Southfork Saloon, Deerlick Saloon, and the Dam Town Tavern.

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