Plan your trip

TRAVEL TO MISSOULA  Missoula, Montana is located along the Clark Fork River near its confluences with the Bitterroot and Blackfoot Rivers in western Montana and at the convergence of five mountain ranges, thus is often described as the "hub of five valleys." Nestled in the Northern Rockies with spectacular views, outdoor recreation meccas and a whole lot of charm, Missoula is a bucket list destination, especially during the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival.

GETTING HERE Missoula is easily accessible by highway. Interstate 90 runs east-west through the Missoula valley, and Montana Highway 93 travels north-south. By air, you can fly into Missoula International Airport (airport code MSO) with flights offered by Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Delta Airlines & United Airlines.

GETTING AROUND Shuttles, taxies and car rentals are available at the Missoula Airport. Once you are downtown, you can easily walk between venues (snow or shine), and there is not a great need for a car while you are enjoying the festival events. It is easy to get around Missoula whether you decide to rent a car, take the bus, Uber, or call a cab. Missoula is a community that prides itself in making all attempts to reduce traffic congestion and provide eco-friendly transportation options.

ACCOMMODATIONS The host hotel for the 2018 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is The Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown, providing visiting filmmakers, industry professionals, and out-of-town attendees with affordable and convenient travel and lodging options.


The Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown is located just 1-3 blocks from BSDFF theater venues, and is pleased to provide discounted sleeping rooms to the Big Sky Film Festival in Missoula, MT. This special offer available only by booking through the link above, or calling the Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown at (406) 721-8550. 


Take advantage of your trip to Big Sky to exlore this spectacular corner of the globe. There's plenty to do for those willing to lace up their snowboots, or those looking for 5-star dining and a local craft brew. Plan some extra curricular activities with help from these Montana tourism partners!