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People can't stop making fun of the video promoting Edmonton as an NHL hub city

Edmonton is not known as one of the most bustling cities in Canada. Sure, it might have some museums, theatres, sports stadiums and a giant mall but a video promoting it to be selected as an NHL hub city still has people confused and amused.

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is being hit with some pretty hilarious reactions after sharing the video which chooses to focus on Alberta's parks and nature attractions rather than Edmonton itself.

The video, which Kenney first shared on Monday, was intended to pitch Edmonton as the perfect location for an NHL hub city if and when the NHL season resumes later this summer.

Taking to Twitter, the premier said: "We look forward to welcoming the league and players here to Alberta to take in the beautiful province we have to offer."

But people have been pointing out that not a lot of Edmonton actually appears in the video which instead primarily shows Alberta's mountains and lakes, found hours away from the city.

Some have poked fun at Kenney for failing to mention Edmonton's most famous landmarks.

Others posted shots of some famous landmarks from around the world, denoting how far off the video is from reality. 

Overall, reaction was just plain funny as good humoured Canadians couldn't help but make a joke out of the whole situation.

The NHL is expected to make a decision on the hub cities sometime within the next week.

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