Shoreline Design

Unique Designs in Harmony with Nature

Peter Christenson

Shoreline Design


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Specializing in Water Access over Steep and Rugged Terrain

Peter Christenson

Serving Western Canada & Beyond





 “Enhance Your Outdoor Living Environment”

Would you like to get down to your beach?

Increase your acreage, enjoy and feel
the connectedness of land and sea?

There is a way!

Peter Christenson at work will leave you in awe, the way he creates safe and functional structures that lead down steep cliffs. The stairs seem to hug the cliff like they are part of the terrain, so solid, functional and unobtrusive leading down to the waterfront.

Peter works with the natural flow of the environment, seeking balance and harmony.

Peter is a unique individual blessed with many talents. It is taking those talents and maximizing them to there full potential, which has been the key to his successes. Peter is a success not only because he can envision what needs to be done, he sees how it will be done and builds, with tremendous creativity, skill and efficiency, always calculating with utmost respect and love for nature.

At the enthusiastic age of twelve, Peter worked by his father’s side building everything from homes to docks, learning the value of hard work, commitment and workmanship. As a young adult, Peter owned one of the most successful dock building companies in the Muskokas (Ontario, Canada). Over the years, Peter’s talents and his strong desire for challenge have lead into a natural progression, realizing the ever-growing need for water access on a greater scale.

It is risky business, yet Peter has an obvious natural talent for this kind of work. Building with rock, stone and wood for over 35 years he has created a unique style, specializing in water access over steep and rugged terrain.

Proudly serving Calgary to the Kootenays, The Okanagan to the Coast!


Why Shoreline Design?


Increase in Property Value

A Functional investment both to increase property value while creating a comfortable living ambiance around lake and ocean front properties. Actualize your vision with Peter’s knowledge and expertise.


One of A Kind Design

Peter’s vision will be one of a kind designed for your unique property working with the land and elements maintaining environmental integrity while giving you a tasteful and safe outdoor living space.


Tasteful and Safe Outdoor Living

Enjoy safe access for people and pets of all ages. Decks, walkways, pathways, beach access, a blend of elements, designed with stone, wood and rock, to inspire your imagination. With the expertise of Shoreline Design, anything is possible!

* Every project is a one of a kind design

* Prices subject to material, time and size of project

Share your vision with Peter for a creative collaborative approach and allow Peter’s experience to inspire all possibilities.


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Water Access

After purchasing our home on Pender Island, our first priority was to create access to the ocean. This was a challenging proposition due to the extremely rugged and sheer drop between our home and the rocky beach below. Moreover, we very much wanted to establish a unique and tasteful access that would blend the natural beauty of the island. Peter Christenson created a series of paths and stairways that accomplished all of our goals. With local stone and timber he used the natural features to wonderful advantage. Peter is not only an excellent builder, he is also an extremely talented “artist”. Trish and Rollie Guenette