A couple thoughts:
The Reign is a great bike, it'll blow your mind how capable it is when pointed downhill, you'll still have fun on mellow trails and it's absolutely acceptable for climbing. You'll really like it around Vancouver and love it in Whistler (valley trails). That said, it doesn't offer the super snappy, yet a little sketchy feeling a true light (Carbon bling) trailbike offers. But it also is much more durable and gives loads of confidence.
You're not small and not super light however. The Reign has a short shock stroke for it's amount of travel. They also come with a M/M tune on the Monarch plus, which is not ideal for heavier gents. I bet the one with the float x2 rides worlds better, because the mid stroke is tremendously better than the monarch's. The shitty 250psi max limit might make it unridable still for your weight, or at least get close to the limit.
A vivid coil with a bit more bottom out resistance tuned in might be ideal for you!
At least that's what I discovered after putting a vivid air on to my Enduro. Or you could get the Monarch custom shimmed for your weight. Should work great and isn't that expensive.
The seat angle is slack on the Reign, but if you push the seat all the way forward it's alright. (I have a 36.6" inseam at 6ft)
I am only 178lbs, M/M tune is okay for me, but H/H would be better. I have 220psi in my Monarch plus, 200 in the vivid air (which seems to be roughly similar to the x2 pressure wise)
So, value is crazy on the Reign, I'd buy one again without hesitation (2016 Reign 1.5LTD). As a side note, I do like my Canyon strive as much, but same shock stroke means same highish leverage ratio traits. I ended up buying two similar bikes, because one broke down during a vacation and I got the Reign for a great price and bought it just to be able to make good use of the vacation anyhow. Other one is up and working again and now I have two bikes.
If I was 215lbs I'd either look for a bike with a lower leverage ratio or add 500$ for custom valving into my budget. A shock with too little compression won't feel snappy when pedaling.
Regarding trail bikes:
I've owned several high end trail bikes, Stumpjumper Carbon Expert EVO being the fanciest among them, incredibly light, nimble, super fun, also quite capable. BUT: I always end up riding the same trails, jumps and occasionally bike parks on these bikes. Then I start breaking stuff and beef them up a bit (starting with tires) and once I am back to my trusted magic Mary/rock razor or DHF/DHR combination I don't feel much of the trailbike snappiness anymore.
At 215lbs and above flimsy tires and (lightweight) carbon everything don't work out for most of my riding buddies.
If I could afford to maintain several high end bikes, I'd own a trailbike and a downhill bike. Realistically though, on a limited budget, a good Enduro will have you covered, if you've got proper trails in your area. And you've got them in western Canada.
And yes, I think the Norco has a 216x63mm shock, that might be better.