From Lake Louise take Rt 93 towards the Columbia Icefields. The Bow Summit Trailhead will be on the left after about 30 minutes of driving.
I was in the Columbia Icefields for a few weeks between chemotherapy sessions shooting some scientific research...and was determined to get in at least one "easy" hike, besides climbing up the Athabasca Glacier. I picked the Bow Summit Trail which has a lovely view of Peyto Lake from the top. I had plenty of time to rest at the top, waiting to get a shot that wasn't full of people! I am so glad that I pushed myself.