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Snowbirds - Make Sure You Register with Canadian Consular Services When Travelling

Why Snowbirds Should Always Register with Consular Services When Travelling Outside Canada

Before you head off to your winter destination, it is highly recommended that you register with Canadian Consular Services prior...

Best snowbird destinations in Europe

A Canadian Snowbird’s Guide to Southern Europe

While the majority of Canadian Snowbirds head south to the U.S., Mexico or Central America, some travel across the Atlantic to the...

Tips for Canadians Buying a Car in The U.S.

A Canadian Snowbird’s Guide to Buying a New or Used Car in the U.S.

After driving or having their vehicles transported back and forth for a few winters, many Canadian snowbirds who own property in...

River Cruise Tips for Canadian Snowbirds

Cruising on the Rhine – Snowbirds are Hopping on the River Cruise Bandwagon

One snowbird’s river cruise adventure I have just returned from a wonderful trip to Europe that included a river cruise and two...

Cruises to Cuba for Canadian Snowbirds

Canadian Snowbirds Can Now Visit Cuba on Cruises from Florida

A growing number of Canadian snowbirds who winter in Florida are taking advantage of a new excursion opportunity - visiting Cuba...

Compare Hotel Rewards Loyalty Programs for Canadian Snowbirds

A Canadian Snowbird’s Guide to Hotel Rewards Loyalty Programs

If you’re a Canadian snowbird who drives to and from your winter home each year, you’re likely staying in one or more hotels or...

Alternative U.S. Snowbird Destinations for Canadians

Essential Guide to Lesser Known U.S. Snowbird Destinations

Not all Canadian snowbirds who spend their winters in the U.S. are looking to settle in the typical “hot” spots (both in terms of...

South and Central America Snowbird Destinations

A Snowbirds Guide to Central and South America

UPDATED: July 31, 2018 A growing number of Canadian snowbirds are choosing to spend their winters in destinations further afield...

Tips for Unlocking Your Canadian Cell Phone

How to Unlock Your Canadian Cell Phone - Top Tips for Snowbirds

Canadian snowbirds are familiar with the logistical challenges that come with spending all or part of the winter in the U.S.,...

Best Driving Routes To and From Arizona for Snowbirds

The Best Places for Snowbirds to Stop While Driving To and From Arizona

Driving to and from Arizona every year can become a bit boring for Canadian snowbirds – but it doesn’t have to be. Turning the...

Canadian Duty and Customs Tips for Snowbirds

Top Canadian Duty & Customs Tips for Snowbirds Returning to Canada

By March and April, most Canadian snowbirds are preparing to make their last trip home for the season. However, one important...

Best Driving Routes to And From Florida for Canadian Snowbirds

The Best Places for Snowbirds to Stop While Driving To and From Florida

For many snowbirds, the drive south in the winter and north in the spring is all part of the fun and offers an opportunity to...

Tax and Legal Forms for Canadian Snowbirds

Essential Government Forms for Canadian Snowbirds

Depending on your individual needs and unique situation, Canadian snowbirds often require a variety of Canadian and U.S....

Florida Panhandle Hidden Gems for Canadian Snowbirds

A Snowbird’s Guide to Discovering Hidden Gems in the Florida Panhandle

It could be argued that Northwest Florida itself is a hidden gem, given that so many snowbirds head further south on the Florida...

Florida Birding Guide

A Snowbird’s Guide to Birding During Your Winters in Florida

Birdwatching – or birding – is one of the favourite pastimes for Canadian snowbirds during the winter months in Florida.

Canadian Snowbird Club Directory

The Essential List of Canadian Snowbird Clubs

Local snowbird clubs and organizations in your winter destination can be a great resource for Canadian snowbirds, providing you...

Best Resources for Canadian Snowbirds!

Government resources for Canadian snowbirds

Canadian snowbirds need to consider a number of issues related to spending your winters abroad, including taxes, customs,...

Florida's Hidden Gems for Canadians - East Coast and the Keys

A Snowbird’s guide to Florida’s hidden gems - East Coast & the Keys

As our series on “hidden gems” for snowbirds continues, we turn our focus to some of the lesser-known attractions along Florida’s...

U.S. Speeding Ticket Tips for Canadian Drivers

Attention Snowbirds: Don’t ignore those U.S. speeding tickets!

If you’re a Canadian snowbird who drives south for the winter, it’s likely that you’ll receive a U.S. traffic ticket at some point...

Canadian passport valid for 6 months when travelling to the U.S.

How long do Canadian passports need to be valid for snowbirds travelling to the U.S.?

A common question among Canadian snowbirds is how long your passport needs to be valid to travel to the United States. The answer,...

U.S. Customs Rules for Canadian Snowbirds

What Items Can Canadian Snowbirds Bring to the U.S.?

For Canadian snowbirds, understanding what you can – and more importantly - cannot bring into the United States is essential....

Cruise Booking Tips for Canadian Snowbirds

Cruise Booking Tips for Snowbirds During the Winter

If you’re a snowbird who spends your winters in Florida, Texas or California, you’ll want to explore the option of enjoying a...

Florida's Hidden Gems for Snowbirds - West Coast and Central Region

A Snowbird’s Guide to Florida’s Hidden Gems – West Coast and Central Regions

Many Canadian snowbirds spend several months in Florida over the winter, and while some tend to stay put wherever they have bought...

The Best Snowbird Bucket List Trips

Top 11 Bucket List Trips for Canadian Snowbirds!

Although some snowbirds travel to exotic destinations to escape the cold and snow in Canada, the majority usually winter in more...

Long Term Cruises for Snowbirds - Spend your Winter at Sea!

A Canadian Snowbird’s Guide to Spending the Winter on a Cruise Ship

Spending the winter on a cruise ship may not come to mind as an option for most Canadian snowbirds - but it’s growing trend! More...

Snowbirds - Find Canadian Embassies & Consulates

A Snowbird’s Guide to Canadian Embassy and Consulate Locations

When travelling outside Canada, it is always a good idea to know where the nearest Canadian consulate or embassy is located....

Travel & visa requirements for Canadian snowbirds

How Long Can Canadian Snowbirds Visit Non-U.S. Countries?

A growing number of snowbirds are seeking adventure and exotic experiences beyond the U.S. in retirement. This can mean spending...

Best RV Tips for Canadian Snowbirds

A Canadian Snowbird’s Introduction To the RV Lifestyle

While many Canadian snowbirds have been living the RV lifestyle for quite some time, a recent trend has seen a significant...

Best Florida Attractions for Canadian Snowbirds

A Canadian Snowbird’s Guide to Florida’s Best Attractions

When it comes to theme parks and other man-made and natural attractions, Florida probably has more attractions than anywhere in...

Medical Tourism Tips for Canadian Snowbirds

A Snowbird’s Guide to Medical Tourism

Medical Tourism is increasing in popularity among Canadian snowbirds travelling to the U.S., Mexico and beyond. If you’re...

Top 10 Canadian Snowbird Planning Tips

Top 10 Things Snowbirds Need to Start Planning Early for Next Season

While the snowbird season might end in April, the snowbird lifestyle requires planning throughout the year to avoid unnecessary...

Mexico Destination Guide for Canadian Snowbirds

A Guide to Mexico for Canadian Snowbirds

While the vast majority of Canadian snowbirds still head to the United States every winter, the fall of the Canadian dollar has...

Top LGBTQ Snowbird Destinations

Top Destinations for LGBTQ Snowbirds

As some of our readers have pointed out, a small but significant number of Canadian snowbirds come from the LGBTQ community, and...

Canadian snowbird guide to Califonia

A Snowbird’s Guide to Southern California

Southern California attracts its fair share of Canadian snowbirds in the winter, especially to the desert communities near Palm...

Snowbirds coming home to Canada

The Canadian Snowbird’s Checklist: Everything You Need to Do Before Heading Home

At the end of March and into April, most Canadian snowbirds are heading home. However, there are several things to attend to...

Best International Canadian Snowbird Destinations

Top International Destinations for Canadian Snowbirds

While the majority of Canadian snowbirds still flock to the United States, a growing number are becoming more adventurous and...

The Best U.S. Destinations for Canadian Snowbirds

The Best U.S. Destinations for Canadian Snowbirds

If you’re a Canadian snowbird in search of the perfect warm weather destination to escape winter, the United States offers endless...

Hawaii - Canadian Snowbird Guide

A Snowbird’s Guide to Hawaii

Photo Credit: Dronepicr Hawaii has long been a favourite with Canadian snowbirds, particularly from Western Canada, due to its...

Arizona - Canadian snowbird guide

A Snowbird's Guide to Arizona

Credit: Bernard Spragg Beautiful, dry and sunny Arizona offers some of the Southwest’s most dramatic scenery and has long been a...

Best Phone Plan Tips for Canadian Snowbirds

Phone Plan Tips for Canadian Snowbirds and Staying In Touch Over the Winter

If you’re planning on spending your winters outside Canada, keeping in touch with family and friends will be key. Finding the...

Canadian Passport and NEXUS Tips for Snowbirds

A Snowbird’s Guide to Passports, NEXUS and other Travel Documents

If you’re planning to get away for the winter, make sure you plan far in advance to have all the correct travel documents you will...

Texas - Canadian snowbird guide

A Canadian Snowbird's Guide to Texas

Texans fondly refer to all snowbirds, whether from Canada or the Northern U.S., as “Winter Texans” and all snowbirds, regardless...

Travelling to the U.S. with prescription medication

Travelling with Medication to the U.S. - a Canadian Snowbird’s Guide

Most Canadian snowbirds need to take a supply of prescription medication with them when travelling to their winter home. If you...

Florida's East Coast - Canadian Snowbird Guide

Guide to Florida’s East Coast for Canadian Snowbirds

The East coast of Florida offers up golden sands, navigable, calm inland waterways and the warm Atlantic Ocean. It has been...

Important Rules for Canadian Snowbirds

How Canadian Snowbirds Can Run into Trouble in the U.S. and Canada

There are a number of ways that Canadian snowbirds can run into difficulties on both sides of the border, with many related to...

Snowbird Checklist for Canadians

The Canadian Snowbird’s Checklist – Everything You Need to Do Before You Go

UPDATED - October 2018 If you’re an experienced snowbird you already know that being away for an extended amount of time in the...

Fort Myers Beach - Florida's West Coast

A Canadian Snowbird’s Guide to the West Coast of Florida

Florida has the largest number of snowbirds each winter – and not only from Canada but from the U.S. as well. Its proximity by car...

Travelling with pets from Canada to the U.S.

Snowbird Guide to Bringing Your Pets to the U.S. for the Winter

Canadian snowbirds who own cats or dogs will of course want to bring them to the U.S. for the winter each year. Whether you are...

Import your Car from Canada to the U.S.

How to Permanently Import Your Car to the U.S. from Canada

If you’re a snowbird who owns a winter home in the U.S., sooner or later you’ll ask yourself whether it would make sense to keep a...

Find Cheap Flights for Canadian Snowbirds

How to Save on Airfare - Top 7 Tips for Canadian Snowbirds!

While some Canadian snowbirds drive south for the winter, many fly to and from their winter destinations, and for those of you...

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