SAN FRANCISCO – Where in the world is Banff National Park? Turns out it’s right next to Ottawa, says an American news station.
FOX-owned KTVU, which services the Bay Area in California, made the snafu on air during a news report about a recent avalanche at the park. The report was accompanied by a map that pinpointed the park as near Ottawa – more than 3,000 kilometres away from its actual location in Alberta.
The moment was caught on camera by viewer Don Kollins who then posted a short clip to Twitter. He wrote: “Hey KTVU – you may want to check a map of Canada and see where Banff is actually located.”
His tweet prompted tons of hilarious responses from other Twitter users.
— Don Kollins (@DonKollins21) April 21, 2019
Who moved Banff from the Rockies to Ottawa? pic.twitter.com/K9bOrdtU83
— Will Pascoe (@EvilWillPascoe) April 23, 2019
Really regret not visiting Banff more often during my 3 years in Ottawa pic.twitter.com/9ltSGerIid
— Kamil Karamali (@KamilKaramali) April 22, 2019
Fox TV spokeswoman Victoria Guerrieri told HuffPost Canada that the network “deeply regrets the error.”