The Palliser riding includes the southwest corner of Regina (the area west of Albert Street and south of the CP Rail line), plus the area south and west of that city. Outside Regina, the major population centre is Moose Jaw.
The riding was created in 1996, with most of its residents coming from the old Moose Jaw-Lake Centre and Regina-Wascana ridings.
The agriculture and service sectors provide the base of the local economy. Transportation and warehousing account for about five per cent of jobs, helped by the Regina airport in the northeast part of the riding.