What is Canadian birch, really? I wish these flooring people would call their product by its proper name (although this one may be). This is the third specie search I've done in 2 weeks.
(Architectural Woodworking Forum)
From contributor H:
As far as I know there is white birch and yellow birch. Some folks will say there is a red birch. But that is just the heartwood of yellow birch. I would say Canadian birch is just that, birch from Canada. Most birch is yellow birch. White birch is normally stated as such.
Yellow birch, and therefore lumber at sawmills, is found from eastern Minnesota south to northeastern Iowa, northern Illinois, northern Indiana; eastward into Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey; and south through the Appalachians to northern Alabama and Georgia; and northward into Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick, Maine, upper Michigan, and New York, with about 50% of the growing volume in Quebec. In fact, yellow birch is the Official Tree of Quebec.
Paper birch is the most widespread of the three main species. It is found scattered (not dense forest like yellow birch) throughout Canada, in Alaska and south to North Carolina. It is the Official Tree of Saskatchewan and New Hampshire. Bottom line: Probably yellow birch, but no guarantee.