New York Times article

A computer screen shot of a New York Times travel article touting Okanagan wine country.

The Okanagan’s wine region is getting the spotlight in a New York Times travel story that highlights four Canadian alternatives to U.S. hot spots for budget-conscious travellers.

“If you like Napa Valley, try the Okanagan Valley,” the article says.

“Travelers flying into lakefront Kelowna, the urban center of the region, will find wineries that run the gamut from sophisticated to rustic.”

The article also touts downtown Kelowna’s funky Hotel Zed with its “Ping-Pong lounge, free bikes, roller skates and rooms from $169.”

The other Canadian alternatives in the article are Toronto as a substitute for New York, Prince Edward County, Ont., instead of Hudson, N.Y., and Revelstoke, with its summer and winter outdoor activities and proximity to national parks, as a replacement for Jackson Hole, Wyo.