03/13/2014 02:36 EDT | Updated 05/13/2014 05:59 EDT

Vancouver parking map reveals secret deals and pricey spots

CBC's new interactive map shows exactly how much it costs to park at meters and city-run EasyPark lots and parkades throughout the downtown core.

The most expensive parking is near the Vancouver Convention Centre. It's $6 an hour near Cordova and Burrard streets. It's $7 an hour at the nearby EasyPark lot.

But the map shows all you need to do is drive two blocks west to find parking at half the price and four blocks west to find the cheapest parking downtown — $1 an hour on Powell and Cordova streets.

The city explains the differences block-to-block as supply and demand. If metres are packed, then they put the prices up. If spaces are empty, then prices go down.