First Nature is the premier LGBTQ-owned tour operator and DMC for the Pacific Northwest. Specializing in fully guided custom tours, combining luxury travel with highly curated experiences that aim to enhance the economic, social, and environmental viability of the destinations visited. With four National Parks, exceptional scenic vibes, endless outdoor adventures, world-class wine country, and vibrant urban centers, you’re sure to find something spectacular!
The Pacific Northwest has historically had a progressive stronghold in the U.S. with Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington ranking among the top U.S. cities with the largest percentage of gay, lesbian and bisexual residents. Both cities are known for their celebration of individuality, creativity, non-conformity and self-expression which is why they serve as major hubs for queer life on the West Coast. The LGBTQ+ community here is strong, cohesive and prevalent even outside of the urban centers, where visitors can easily access incredible natural beauty, an abundance of outdoor adventure, culinary delights and plenty of cultural appeal.
We are proud to call the Pacific Northwest and Cascadia our home and truly enjoy sharing the beauty and healing that comes from experiencing our nature. Though the PNW is considered a safe space for all to be themselves and find community, we strive to continue to create more opportunities for the LGBTQ+ community to fully experience adventure and healing through nature. We do this through our fully customized tours to vetted destinations and activity partners.
Here are some of the events we have sponsored and/or hosted:
Of course, we offer customized tours to experience the wonderful LGBTQ+ culture and communities of the PNW sharing business, events, artists, and restaurants that may not have made it on popular blogs! We’re local and will strive to share what the locals love!
First Nature aims to educate and entertain the intrepid traveler by exploring the beauty of the Pacific Northwest through sustainable tourism. We encourage our guests to visit the naturally and culturally unique places that make the Pacific Northwest so special. Our foundation is built on increasing knowledge, appreciation, and understanding of the world around us.