Sorry just saw the post now. I live in Vancouver. The Pan Pacifc hotel is part of the departure port area for the ships to Alaska. Then Waterfront Fairmont is accross the street. The hotels in Vancouve are expensive. The least expensive but still within walking distance to the pirt is The Days Inn Vancouver. There are no more airport bus transport from the airport to the ciry center. You take the Skytrain from the airport to the Waterfront station and walk to the hotel or port. Have a good trip.