News Canoe Campers Are Visiting Algonquin Highlands SHARE ON: Kaitlin Livingston, contributor, Friday, May. 6th, 2016 Photo Credit: supplied Ice has melted on area lakes and people are starting to canoe camp. Algonquin Highlands Parks, Recreation and Trails Manager Chris Card says a lot of people have been coming to the area because Algonquin Park is still closed. Card says there was a 31 percent increase in camping revenue this March, compared to March 2015. Algonquin Highlands Reeve Carol Moffatt hopes the people who decided to visit because of Algonquin Park being closed returns.