|Area Land||126.42 km2 (48.81 sq mi)|
|Elevation||90 m (300 ft)|
|Area code(s)||905, 289, 365|
The Town of Pelham is located in the centre of Niagara Region in Ontario, Canada.
The town’s southern boundary is formed by the Welland River, a meandering waterway that flows into the Niagara River. To the west is the township of West Lincoln, to the east the city of Welland, and to the north the city of St. Catharines. North Pelham contains the picturesque Short Hills. Two important creeks have their headwaters within Pelham; Coyle Creek, which flows south into the Welland River, and Twelve Mile creek, a spring-fed stream that flows north into Lake Ontario.
Short Hills Provincial Park, located along the northern border of Pelham, is a wildlife preserve of 6.6 square kilometres. It once consisted of a valley filled with sedimentary deposits and glacial till, until Twelve Mile Creek sliced through, forming the “Short Hills.” In addition there is also St. John’s Conservation area, which has a fish pond and a set of trails.
Pelham is a good location for avid golfers, having a steadily growing number of golf courses. The town’s oldest course, Lookout Point Golf and Country Club, was founded in 1922 by a group of Welland businessmen. (Its name has been shortened to Lookout Point Country Club.) Interestingly, the planned King George’s Battery would have been located on site of the course, in an area currently occupied by parking, clubhouse, and the first tee.