West Kootenay Property Rentals Inc. was  established in 2009 by Paula Owen.  From it's humble beginnings, when Paula managed a handful of properties with her first child still attached at the hip, the company has blossomed to close to 100 units.  

WKPR Inc, strives to provide exemplary service to both property owners and tenants:    

We are selective about the properties we manage to ensure we provide quality services and housing.  Through thorough tenant screening, and regular property inspections we work to maintain and improve the value and state of your home.   You can expect regular updates about your property and clear communication from our team.

We focus on keeping our tenants satisfied by maintaining the homes we manage in great condition and catering to the changing needs of the rental market.  We provide 24 hour emergency contact to the tenants and respond in a timely fashion to any requests and questions they may have.

Paula Owen

Managing Broker, Principal.

Chris Hiebert

Office Manager

crissie@westkootenayrentals.com 250.359.5021

Crissie joined our team in 2018.  Her personable approach and attention to detail has already served her well in her Property Management role.   An all around kind and hardworking gal, you will enjoy working with Crissie from day one! 

As a long time Nelson resident; among the many activities Nelson has to offer, Crissie most enjoys camping on the warm summer weekends with her family.

info@westkootenayrentals.com 250.359.5021

Chris moved to the Kootenays in 2008.  The mild climate, mountains and longer gardening season (than Northern Alberta) brought her here.   Chris is at home in the woods and on her bicycle.   She is also an avid gardener.  Chris  can be found in the WKPR office a couple days a week organizing paperwork, managing the trust accounts, updating postings, and answering the phones. 



Crissie Hrynew

Licensed Property Manager

paula@westkootenayrentals.com  250.359.5021

Paula's background in property management began in 2002, with Resort Quest in Whistler, BC.  During the four years that Paula worked for Resort Quest she excelled in a variety of roles, while gaining valuable skills in the field of property management.  During this time, Paula also completed her Property Management Course.

In 2006 Paula came to the West Kootenays on a mountain bike trip.  She loved it here and ended up buying a small acreage with her Partner.

With a love for working with people and the constant learning and challenges that Property Management provides, Paula decided to take her Managing Broker course through the University of British Columbia's School of Business.  In 2009 she started West Kootenay Rentals and Property Management as a sole proprietor.

Several years later: 2 kids, a farm, and an incorporated Company; West Kootenay Property Rentals Inc. is now the leading exclusive Property Management Company in the Nelson/Castlegar area.