Originally Posted by kamadeca
- From an immigration standpoint Canadians are allowed to be in the US for 182 days per year (the law is written such that it does not specify what a year is - Calendar, or the past 12 months)
That will vary from province to province and it's the time out of province
, not just to the US. For BC, you can be out of province up to 6 months, 7 months so long as the 7th is vacation only. Beyond that you lose residency (including health care, etc). IIRC there was one or two provinces that limit it to 5 months, but I was focused on BC. This can complicate travel even further; e.g. you travel to other areas of Canada, or anywhere else in the world, for a couple months out of the year, then to the US for a few months, you have to account for that total time out of BC.