Gatineau Park is a large, sprawling expanse of forest, hills and lakes that draws visitors from both Quebec and Ontario. Besides being a place to swim, ski, hike or bike, there are several historical components to the park, including the former summer home of Canada’s longest-serving prime minister, William Lyon Mackenzie King (1921–1926, 1926–1930 and 1935–1948. He died there on July 22, 1950. While most of the park is in the riding of Pontiac, the most popular access points are in Hull-Aylmer.
The Museum of History, formerly the Museum of Civilization, is Canada’s largest and most popular museum, attracting more than one million visitors per year.
The Casino du Lac Leamy offers gaming and live shows, and is located beside a former quarry transformed into a reservoir. Lac Deschênes is the area’s most popular spot for sailing, and many sailboats are moored at the nearby Aylmer Marina. Winterlude hosts its family fun area, with slides and sculptures and other family activities, at Jacques-Cartier Park in Hull.