Did Larch Valley today. The shuttle Bus system worked great. The hike was a zoo as expected. Like Johnston canyon in the summer busy. But if you know this going in it is still a good hike and once you are a little ways into the valley itself most of the hoard has turned around. Mistoious lakes were really only middle of summer busy. Larches were great.
I chose to fight the hoard because it is the easiest of the larch hikes and the only one in 4 year old hiking range. Sub 400m sub 10k return.
Overall Parks Canada did an excellent job with the shuttles and should run them in the summer as well with stops at LL and Moraine lake.