Explore Like a Local | Kalispell

Explore Like a Local

Your Insider Guides to Kalispell

Northwest Montana has a treasure trove of things to do, from secret swimming holes to jaw-dropping hikes and countless places to take in an epic sunset. Go deeper into all Kalispell has to offer by seeing it through the eyes and experiences of our local experts.

Whether you are a new resident, have been in the Flathead Valley for awhile, or are just visiting we encourage you to learn about how you can help to protect the land and water of this beautiful corner of Montana.  Living in the Flathead Guide

KIM BYXBEE: Dentist & Outdoor Adventurer

While she was raised in the northwest, after a season as a ski instructor on Montana’s slopes, Kim knew that Kalispell was the place for her. With a high regard for the outdoors, an active lifestyle and the year-round recreation available in northwest Montana, Kim has found a perfect fit in Kalispell. 

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MIKE MURRAY: Montana Musician

With a pure love for all things Montana, Mike and his family happily hang their hats in Kalispell. And while he has traveled the world, the hub of the Flathead Valley is where Mike wanted to call home. A talented and skilled musician, today Mike plays 200+ gigs and is happy to make a living in the place he chooses to call home. 

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AUSTIN REESE: Family Man & Paraplegic Adventurist

A lover of the mountains, Austin and his family spend as much time as possible in Montana’s outdoors. For Austin, Montana’s Flathead Valley combines family time with abundant recreation in the area’s wild places, parks and more. With accessible terrain for all abilities, Kalispell is a prime destination for four-season adventures.

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With a childhood spent between Kalispell and California, Thomas brings a distinct perspective to Montana’s Flathead Valley. An artist and muralist, you’ll see his work throughout Kalispell, where his creative talents seamlessly complement Kalispell’s natural beauty.

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SAMMI JOHNSON: Entrepreneur, Mama & Outdoor Lover

A mover, shaker, mama and lover of all things outdoors, Sammi emulates the best of Montana. From adventuring in Glacier National Park to trail running in the Flathead National Forest and soaking up family moments at Flathead Lake, Sammi and her family make the most of living, working and playing in and around Kalispell. 

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Volunteer In Kalispell

If you’ve been to Kalispell, chances are you’ve fallen in love with our corner of Big Sky Country. And if we’re next on your list, get ready to be in awe of this place. If you love it as much as we do, we’d like to invite you to consider volunteering during your vacation to northwest Montana. And if you’re a local who calls Montana home, check out the opportunities below or take this as a sign to consider volunteering on your next vacation.

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