Quebec is Canada's only majority French speaking province, with a population descended from colonists of New France who arrived before 1763. Originally known as Lower Canada, the province's boundaries have been extended from a strip along the Saint Lawrence River to the far north. The vast majority of the population remains in original territory. The largest city is Montreal, where the remnants of Quebec's formerly powerful English minority remain. The provincial capital is Quebec City, which retains its ancient walls. Recreation comes in an assortment of opportunities. The big cities have cultural offerings second to none, while the outdoor enthusiast finds warm summers, beautiful fall foliage, and snow activities during the long winter.