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Unnecessary Mountain
Highest point
Elevation 1,548 m (5,079 ft)
Prominence 123 m (404 ft)
Geography
Location British Columbia, Canada
Parent range North Shore Mountains
Topo map NTS 92G/06

Unnecessary Mountain, also called Mount Unnecessary, is a peak in the North Shore Mountains near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and a popular hiking destination. It is accessible via the Howe Sound Crest Trail and a direct route from Lions Bay.

The mountain is so named because of an "unnecessary" ascent over this mountain to reach The Lions.

In 2014, a rockslide killed 7-year-old Erin Kate Moore as she was hiking with a group on Unnecessary Mountain.

A second peak, also named Unnecessary Mountain, is located in Alberta northwest of the town of Pincher Creek.

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