02/16/2015 03:10 EST | Updated 02/16/2015 06:59 EST

B.C. Weather Can't Be Beat (PHOTOS)

Most of Canada is shivering and shovelling its way through Family Day — except for British Columbia.

B.C. celebrated its February holiday last week, and is basking in temperatures so warm that people are actually swimming...

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(Deep Cove, North Vancouver)

Frolicking on beaches...

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(Crescent Beach, White Rock)

And not wearing socks!

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(Yaletown, Vancouver)

They're relaxing on patios...

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(Olympic Village, Vancouver)

And enjoying the cherry blossoms in full bloom.

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(Beacon Hill Park, Victoria)

But don't you fret, rest of Canada — gardening this early in the year, and coughing up all that cash to live in paradise, is a lot of hard work. Besides, it'll be raining again sooner or later.

Check out more photos of "winter" in B.C.:

Photo galleryWinter In B.C., February 2015 See Gallery

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