10/17/2016 09:35 EDT | Updated 10/18/2017 01:12 EDT

Alberta park users urged to carry bear spray after dangerous dog lost

CANMORE, Alta. — Trail users in a provincial park west of Calgary are being warned to carry bear spray after a large, dangerous dog was lost in the area.

Alberta Parks has posted an online notice saying that the Great Dane-Labrador cross was lost Saturday in the Yamnuska Trail and day-use area of Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park.

The notice says the dog, weighing about 64 kilograms, was declared vicious by the City of Calgary.

Anyone who uses the park is warned to carry bear spray with them, keep it handy and know how to use it.

The department says the dog shouldn't be called or approached.

Anyone who sees the dog is asked to call the park warden or RCMP.

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