Origin Notes and History:
Adopted in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
This place name in the Cassiar goldfields is said to have been compounded out of the Gaelic "glenn" (valley) and the Spanish "ora" (gold), producing "The Valley of Gold."
Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; 1001 British Columbia Place Names; Discovery Press, Vancouver 1969, 1970, 1973.