For the convenience of travellers, there are free shuttles from Banff to Lake Louise and Lake Moraine. With the backdrop of the glacier, Lake Louise’s picture perfect scenery is something you just cannot miss. Things to do in Lake Louise include Village of Lake Louise, Summer Gondola (May – October) and Lake Louise Ski Area (November – May beginning). The picturesque Lake Moraine, a short distance away from Lake Louise, is quieter, less crowded and surrounded by pine trees from all sides. The lakes melt around April/May, and that’s when all the summer activities begin.