The state of Montana is famous for its great outdoors – whether it’s skiing in winter, fly fishing in spring or hiking in the summer. It’s a playground for adventurers, so if you’re a traveller who enjoys taking in natural beauty by getting sweaty or drenched, be sure to check out some of these highlights Montana has to offer.

Surf Brennan’s Wave

The state of Montana is land locked, but in the town of Missoula locals grab their kayaks, surfboards, skimboards, foamies (anything they can stand up on!), don a 7mm wetsuit and head downtown to the Clark Fork River to ride Brennan’s Wave. The wave forms from the flow of water running over the man made shelf and was built in memory of a local Missoula Kayaker who passed away while paddling in Chile.

Kayak/Raft the Clark Fork River

The Clark Fork cuts through a deep canyon with dramatic rose-coloured cliffs and is full of roller coaster waves and fun Class II-III whitewater thrills for kayaks and rafts. Warm water in the summer and quiet pools between the rapids make the Clark Fork a perfect rafting day trip that finishes downtown. Don’t be surprised if you see the locals on inflatables with floating Eskies, enjoying a can or two of local ale.

Ski/Snowboard Big Sky or Whitefish Mountain Resorts

Big Sky Resort is well known for giving skiers and riders access to more skiing than anywhere else in the United States. Located in south central Montana, about fifty miles south of Bozeman, the resort offers some of the best expert and advanced terrain in the country and provides daily shuttles to Yellowstone National Park’s west entrance. Whitefish Mountain Resort offers spectacular views of Glacier National Park from its 3000 acres of terrain and is located a short drive away from the town of Whitefish highly regarded for its thriving nightlife scene.