Banff National Park, one of Alberta’s most beautiful places to visit and an iconic setting along the Canadian Rockies, has apparently moved to Ontario.
KTVU, a television broadcaster owned and operated by Fox that services the San Francisco Bay Area, was off by over 3,000 km while reporting on the three mountaineers who died as a result of an avalanche earlier this week.
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The graphic on the newscast showed “Banff National Park” placed somewhere near Ottawa — a mistake that didn’t miss the eye of Twitter user Don Kollins, who uploaded a video of the error onto social media shortly after the broadcast.
— Don Kollins (@DonKollins21) April 21, 2019
While we can’t expect all American’s to know the exact locations of Canada’s most stunning national parks, the fact that the Town of Banff and Banff National Park both show up easily on Google Maps (in Alberta) is not a point in KTVU’s favour.
Still, it led to some social media users having a bit of fun in response to the error, so we can’t say it was an all-around terrible thing to have happen.
“We’ve corrected our graphics to reflect Banff on our map. We now go live to Banff” pic.twitter.com/jXx0bMCuqo
— Scott (@Chemainiac) April 21, 2019
So next time you locate Banff on a map, get it right. You were only 4000 Kilometers (2500 miles) off.
With all the tech available to us, (GOOGLE MAPS anyone?) there’s no excuse…
Also, it would be REALLY nice you made a PUBLIC correction. Fess up people! pic.twitter.com/P7l5TAdG52
— Mark Eisenman (@acousticrules) April 22, 2019
— BRun (@BMaejr) April 23, 2019
KTVU seriously, use google, ask a friend, call Canada before you randomly decide where Banff actually is. pic.twitter.com/wocaTxE9su
— Dallos, yes that is how my name is spelt, Reid 🍑 (@dallos_reid) April 22, 2019
— KabalGuy!🇨🇦 (@kabalguy) April 22, 2019
Good lord. It’s the completely wrong side of the continent. Or did we give Banff to Quebec? Part of a pipeline deal maybe?
— julietuite (@julietuite) April 21, 2019
yo, where’s Banff again?
— Son of Flying Pig (@RyanWalker78) April 21, 2019