Operation Unplugged

About The TV Show

What do you get when you take eight of the most self-proclaimed technology obsessed and dependent Canadians and unplug them from their networks and devices?

You get Operation Unplugged, an adventure series that follows them as they embark on a physical and personal journey through Canada's breathtaking National Parks and National Historic Sites. Watch as they are forced to abandon their technological devices in favour of real-time, real-world interactions with the great outdoors... and with each other. From challenging outdoor physical tasks to historical re-creation that demonstrates the mettle of early Canadian settlers, Operation Unplugged will test these eight individuals on the adventure of a lifetime.

Alan Bishop

Alan Bishop

Host of Operation Unplugged

As the host of Operation Unplugged not only am I excited to take our cast on a Journey of Lifetime but also to help push them past the self-imposed boundaries of their bodies and minds to fully break free of the hold that technology has over them. Our National Parks and National Historic Sites are the perfect proving ground for this type of self discovery and it is my absolute pleasure to facilitate this growth, change and learning for our lucky cast. The thrilling experiences, adventures and challenges that they all share will forever change the way they interact with themselves, each other and the natural environment.


The Cast

These eight individuals are setting out to prove
there's more to them Than their obsession with technology

Meet the Cast
The Cast

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Unplug. Go Out. Explore.

If you're reading this, you're probably online right now which means you could most likely use a break... and not for a chocolate bar. OPERATION UNPLUGGED is a Canada-wide movement to get you to look up from your networked devices and go outside for some real-world interaction. We're giving you missions to get off your duff and go into the great outdoors (or at least stuff that's outdoor related). Then we want you to come back here to share what you've done for prizes and a sense of accomplishment because, you know, it's something you can brag about. So stop reading status updates and Unplug. Go Out. Explore.

Earn points, collect badge, win prizes.

+ Join the Operation
Step 2:


Test your knowledge and abilities, or just go outside - earn points & badges.

+ Available Missions
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Bragging Rights

Invite your friends and show them what you're made of.

+ Share With Friends
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Free Stuff

The more points you earn the better your chances are to win Free Stuff!

+ Win Free Stuff