Municipality of the County of Kings


Engineering Services

Stair Design

Grand Pre, Nova Scotia

The Municipality of the County of Kings is the third largest municipality in Nova Scotia boasting a diverse landscape and economy, which include a vibrant agriculture sector and a large number of cultural and recreational destinations.

Equilibrium was contracted to work in partnership with Howard E. Little Excavating to design and construct a new set of stairs that access the Evangeline Beach. As the beach is situated on the Minas Basin and exposed to some of the highest tides in the World the final design had to be both functional and durable.

Equilibrium worked closely with the staff at Littleā€™s to come up with a cost effective design that could withstand the natural forces. The final design resulted in a set of galvanized steel stairs built into the bank and protected with boulders sourced directly from the beach.