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CSA Ontario License Plate

Posted date : Sep 4, 2019

The Canadian Snowbird Association is proud to present the CSA Graphic License Plate Program for CSA members that are Ontario residents. Support the snowbird and travelling Canadian lifestyles by proudly displaying, on your Ontario license plate, the official logo of the Canadian Snowbird Association. When you travel throughout Canada and the U.S., other travelling Canadians […]

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International Driving Permit

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

Despite recent legislative amendments made in Florida, an International Driving Permit (IDP) is NOT REQUIRED in order for a visitor to legally operate a vehicle in the state.

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CSA Auto Home

Posted date : Jun 14, 2019

Premium Discounts Unique Benefits Earn Air Miles The CSA Auto and Home Insurance Plan has been specifically designed and implemented for the members of the Canadian Snowbird Association. 1-800-267-8000 or GTA 416-441-7029   About Our Insurance Plans Insurance may well be the single most expensive purchase you make in a year…every year. That’s why it’s […]

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Leaving a vehicle in Florida

Posted date : May 14, 2019

I’m interested in knowing the ins and outs (insurance, registration, etc.) of leaving a car in Florida year-round. This would eliminate the need for a 4,100-mile round trip each year. Two options – leave a car purchased in Canada or buy a car in Florida and leave it there. Patrick Woods Saint John, NB Response […]

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A new law in Arizona requiring proof of residence!

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear bird talk, While wintering in Mesa, arizona and driving a car with alberta plates, a friend was stopped by the local police for a routine traffic check. No traffic violation had occurred.the driver was asked for her driver’s license, vehicle registration, car insurance and her passport. she provided the first three items to the […]

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Non-Residents Driver’s Licence

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, At the Detroit border crossing on Oct. 26, 2007, we were unfortunate to get a very officious U.S. border agent by the name of Sanchez. He wasn’t very pleasant while informing us of the 180-day rule (we had our last five years of copies of Form 8840). Then, seemingly out of the […]

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Vehicle Insurance and Licensing

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, I spend four winter months in Florida and am getting tired of the return drive. I’d like to fly and buy a car in Florida to keep there. What rules about owning and insuring a vehicle do I need to consider in making my decision? How about my Canadian driver’s licence, is […]

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Provincial Picnics at Fort DeSoto

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk: For a number of years, we have attended and enjoyed the Prince Edward Island picnic held annually at Fort DeSoto Park in Florida. We understand that the Canadian Snowbird Association, and we believe Medipac Travel Insurance, sponsor this fun day (and other provincial picnics), so we are writing to you regarding a […]

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U.S. auto insurance

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

We own a home in Arizona and have two vehicles registered and insured there. We have always maintained full insurance on the vehicles, even if we don’t use them for six months. I am assuming that there is a way to put them in “storage” status and save $$ on insurance. What do other people […]

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Snowbird Car Insurance

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

After reading about the 180-day maximum vehicle insurance coverage period when in the U.S. in the last CSA News issue, I also contacted my Certas/State Farm agent, who was unaware of the 180-day limit but was subsequently advised by HQ that this is indeed (and has been) an annual maximum. He claims that this is […]

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