Thanks again for looking into it. I really appreciate your time and effort.
I have to admit that my first thought upon on seeing this vivid and colorful snake was that it was an exotic species that had somehow stowed away on a ship that recently docked somewhere near Vancouver. But, a few moments of research convinced me otherwise.
Readers, A) what was your first thought upon seeing this snake and B) what is your final identification? All: guesses are welcome and keep these entertaining so have it.