An Abbotsford, B.C., animal trainer has what's probably the most unusual swimming partner ever — a polar bear.

Mark Dumas is the proud and very attentive owner of Agee, 350 kilograms of fur, claws, teeth and appetite.

Still Dumas likes a daily swim with Agee, who is the only trained polar bear in North America, a TV veteran, and a YouTube sensation.

The CBC’s Bob Nixon reports.