Tuktoyaktuk has an “ice house,” which is cut deep into the cold rock.
It’s a surprisingly large cave which is used as a community freezer. You can climb down a slippery 30-foot ladder, then walk around with a flashlight. Ice crystals form over the stone walls and low ceiling; this gives an effect of a crystal cave, but also a dungeon or catacomb.
We are told that fewer people use the ice house these days, preferring the convenience of an in-home freezer or simply keeping your meat to freeze in a box on the porch. (Because it’s that cold!)