Why Canadian snowbirds choose Texas as their winter home

Although you may not hear about it as much as other well known snowbird destinations, a large number of Canadian snowbirds head to Southern Texas (the Gulf beaches and surrounding areas) every winter.

FYI - in Texas, snowbirds are referred to as "Winter Texans".

Many Winter Texans are drawn by the mild winter temperatures and affordability of Texas relative to some other snowbird destinations.

The majority of Canadians head to the most southern part of the state near the Mexican border to South Padre Island, Brownsville, Harlingen, McAllen and other nearby cities and towns.

The Rio Grande valley area has many RV parks and mobile home communities as well as condos and apartments for rent.   

While the majority arrive by car or RV, there are flights from different gateways in Canada to Houston and San Antonio and connectors to the Brownsville/South Padre Island airport.  

The Gulf of Mexico here has beautiful beaches and the area has lots of activities during the winter such as golf, watersports, flea markets, festivals, rodeos and bird watching.

Proximity to Mexico makes daytrips across the border popular and delicious Tex Mex cuisine is featured everywhere.