Locking bikes in Vancouver, B.C.? (safety)
My wife and I are thinking about taking our bikes over to Vancouver, B.C. to ride around town for a couple of days. (We live in Seattle.) We've been to Vancouver numerous times before but never with bikes. Our plan is to park our car somewhere relatively safe (like in a tower parking on Robson) and ride our bikes to different locations. It means we will be locking our bikes at or near our destinations.
My questions are:
(1) Are there a lot of bike racks in town?
(2) Is it generally safe to leave relatively new bikes locked for 1-2 hours in one location?
We don't plan on going to Chinatown. Also, we have U-locks with cables.
Your feedback would be appreciated!