Quebec City is one of the favourite historic destinations for Christmas. The city has a romantic, "Christmassy" feel with its cobblestoned streets and spectacular architecture of the city surrounded by walls. This city was founded in 1608 by a French explorer named Samuel de Champlain. When the snow falls and you experience the food, wine and Christmas atmosphere at the many fantastic restaurants, you may wonder why you have never done this before
Traditionally a nine-day celebration started in Spain, Las Posadas is symbolic of Joseph’s and Mary’s journey to Bethlehem and their search for shelter prior to the birth of Christ. In English, Las Posadas translates to “the inns” or “the shelters.” Dating to the 16th century, the symbolic re-enactment begins with a procession of village families, called pilgrims (led by children and followed by adults and musicians) seeking shelter for the night. The pilgrims travel to a different “host” home in the village each of the nine nights, looking for lodging and carrying small lit candles. They are turned away from many homes before finally finding refuge. Upon entering their destination, the families pray together and sing. Their prayers are followed by joyous celebration.
There is much to see here as it is one of the most bio diverse marine environments on the planet. There are bound to be sperm whales, fur seals, dolphins and pilot whales and you can see them from the comfort of a boat.