Top Things To Do in Banff in Winter - THE EVOLISTA. Most people go to Banff National Park in summer to see that gorgeous blue water and enjoy all the summer activities. When to Go to Banff. The answer to this depends on what you want to see and do. If you are looking to go ice skating on frozen lakes and see the spectacular bubbles at Abraham Lake, you need to go between December to March. If you want Spring Skiing, March and April. For the iconic blue water, you need to wait until June.