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Dockery planning backpack trip

Downton Abbey actress Michelle Dockery is following in the footsteps of her co-star Lily James by heading off on a backpacking trip around the world.

<b>Festival du Voyageur, Winnipeg:</b> Every February, the province of Manitoba comes together to celebrate the history of fur traders and the first French-Canadian settlers with this winter festival of exhibits, performances and arts. Visit for more information. (Courtesy Festival du Voyageur)

Top winter festivals in Canada

Winter is the season Canadians know best, so why not celebrate this time of year at one of these fests offering indoor and outdoor fun this chilly season.

In this Feb. 14, 2015 photo, white water curls around Pass Island as small Strawberry Island appear from Deception Pass Bridge in Deception Pass State Park, Whidbey Island, Wash. Deception Pass, located about 80 miles from Seattle, is the name of the strait that divides Washington’s Whidbey Island from Fidalgo Island. (AP Photo/Jonathan Elderfield)

Beauty of Washington's Deception Pass

Amble along the trim walkway of the bridge above Deception Pass and gaze upon the breathtaking vistas, one oceanside and one facing Skagit Bay, and you might be forgiven for asking yourself the question, "Where is the deception here?"

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