Ice caves at Crystal Beach now off limits

FORT ERIE, ON. (WIVB) – The public is now barred from visiting the ice caves along Crystal Beach in Fort Erie, Ontario.

News 4 visited the caves on Monday, where hundreds of people were seen climbing, sliding and jumping all over the ice. Several people were injured from slips and falls.

PHOTO GALLERY | See incredible pictures of the ice caves along Crystal Beach

That increase of people combined with warming temperatures this week have caused large cracks to form, and water is now covering the ice in some areas.

The caves have now been closed off due to safety concerns. Bullet News reports if the caves do not deteriorate from the forecasted warmer weather, bulldozers will be brought in to knock them down. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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