Kyra and I hiked into Smugglers Cover Park in early March. I miss the coast and the ocean. The comfort is in the salty air for me. Kyra found the cutest salamander which turned out to be of the poisonous variety. The origin of the name Smuggler Cove is subject to much speculation. One theory holds that the bay was used by one Larry "Pig Iron" Kelly to pick up Chinese labourers to be smuggled into the United States after the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Another story is that the concealed cove was used as a transhipment location for the smuggling of bootleg liquor, produced on neighbouring Texada Island, into the US during the prohibition era. Given the cove's proximity to Secret Cove, one can conjecture at some connection.