Montreal is the largest city in the Quebec province. While Quebec City is the capital, Montreal is the cultural and economic center, and the main entry point to the province. With 1.7 million citizens in the city proper and four million in the urban area, Montreal is Canada's second largest city, and the second-largest French-speaking (as a mother language) city in the world, behind Paris. Still, a quarter of the population speak English as a mother language, and most Francophones are conversant in English. Old Montreal has a heritage of colonial times. Though a large city, Montreal gives opportunities for outdoor life, as well as watching the legendary Montreal Canadiens ice hockey team.