It included the small cities of Westbank, Westside, Peachland, and Summerland, and extended from the city limit of Summerland (in the south) to the Okanagan Lake bridge, in Westside (north). Kelowna, the major city in the Okanagan, lies across the Okanagan Lake bridge. Encompassing land in both the South and Central Okanagan, this constituency's lands are well known for their semi-arid climate and high summer temperatures..
The area of this constituency was first settled in the late 19th and early 20th centuries by European agriculturalists. Fruit growing, especially apple and cherry crops, were a major industry, although tourism, logging, mining, and now viticulture, have also been major industries in the region. The Okanogan peoples, an Interior Salish language group, have settled the area for several thousand years.