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The meeting will be held at the Great Northern Hotel. Rooms with the early bird special conference room rate are booked. The regular room rate is $110 per night if booked before March 24th. After March 24th--check the Great Northern website for room rates. You can book your rooms at the Great Northern by calling: (406)457-5500. If you mention that you are attending the NWA conference they will give you the special room rate. Book your rooms now--they are going fast!

We encourage people to find roommates. You can use the roommate online forum to put out a notice for a roommate to share a conference room.

Other Hotel Options:

Holiday Inn (downtown) which is about 14 minutes walking distance (click here for map). Click here for a list of other hotel options (via trip advisor.com)


Travel and Transportation


Getting to and around Helena

  By Air: The Helena Regional Airport is located five miles east of downtown Helena. It is served by Delta, Horizon and United Airlines.  Flights are limited however, so book your seats early! If you will be flying, take advantage of a 7% discount through Horizon Air/Alaska Airlines for flights booked before April 22. April 22-25 are blackout days so any tickets booked during these dates (return flights) will not be able to receive the discount. Enter the discount code ECCMT1449 to receive the discount on the flight to Helena.

By Car: 

     West via Hwy 12 off Interstate 90
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      South: Via Hwy 12 off of Hwy 15 and US-93:
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By Train: No direct service to Helena.  The closest Amtrak station is Shelby (167 miles from Helena).  If folks want a scenic tour, and have the vacation time, take the train to West Glacier, rent a car and drive the 200 miles to Helena.  See Amtrak schedules for more details at this link:   http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer/AM_Route_C/1241245653623/27405732511   

By Bus: Address



Helena, MT 59623

Telephone Numbers

Main: 406-442-5860

Greyhound Charter: 800-454-2487

Hours Of Operation

Hours of operation subject to change. Please call to verify hours before making travel arrangements.

Station      Monday-Sunday: 3:00 pm-8:00 pm

Holiday: 3:00 pm-8:00 pm

Ticketing    Monday-Sunday: 3:00 pm-8:00 pm

Holiday: 3:00 pm-8:00 pm


Getting Around in Helena

•·         On Foot: Helena is a walkable city--take a map and explore downtown. There is a map of Helena on the Chamber of Commerce website: http://www.helenachamber.com/members/cw_1217.htm

•·         By Bus: The bus routes are limited in Helena. People can call Helena Area Transit (HATS) and make reservations for curb to curb service: http://www.ci.helena.mt.us/index.php?id=393. People should call a day in advance. Bus fare is $1.50.

H   Things to do in Helena:

      Check out the Official Guide to Helena for food, activities, attractions etc.


      For folks that are interested in finding a church for Easter Weekend  click here.

      Getting to the Hotel from the Airport

•·         Shuttle: there is a phone near the baggage claim in the Helena Regional Airport where people can call for a hotel shuttle. The following hotels have courtesy numbers to call shuttle service:

•o    Great Northern, Holiday Inn downtown, Colonial, Days Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Wingate, Jorgenson’s

•·        Taxi:

•1.    Capitol Taxi Courier Service

1025 Phoenix Ave, Helena, MT (406) 443-3256


•2.    Queen City Limousines

1025 Phoenix Ave, Helena, MT (406) 449-9307


             Rental Cars:

Hertz Rental Car has a discount available for rental cars: Midsize $42 a day, Full-size $55 a day. No confirmation code needed. Just mention that you are in Helena for the Northwest Archivists conference or mention the Mont. Historical Society when you make your reservations.

Hertz: (406) 449-4167 www.hertz.com

Other rental cars:


Parking at the Hotel:

For people staying at the Great Northern ask the front desk for a parking pass and they will direct you where to park. For attendees not staying at the Great Northern there is convention day parking at the back of the hotel that is first come first serve. If that parking lot is full ask the front desk for a parking pass and they will direct you to the parking garage on 14th St.

Links to Conference Web Pages

Conference Registration

Conference Program

Sponsor/Vendor Registration

Session/Presentation Proposals

Helena Meeting Forum

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