204 Area Code BBSes Through History (80's Version)

MAP OF THE 204 AREA CODE
204-222-1769
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Les' Place, Nexus Computer Systems
(1989-1990)
Leslie BesterWaffle
"One of the first hobbyist BBSs to offer Internet e-mail and some Usenet newsgroups. It got its feed from the University of Manitoba. A Waffle City Distribution Site." - Frootloop
204-222-6902
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Mastermind
(1986)
204-233-6406
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Dist 10 Coord, Dist 20 Coord, Dozy's Den, Man-Net SDN, Manitoba Net, MFNA
(1989-1992)
Chris Davis, Susie Davis
204-235-1884
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Service Station
(1986)
204-239-5227
Portage La Prairie, MB
Distillery
(1980-1998)
Kelvin KrastelMaximus
"I started on the Commodore 64 with a 300 baud modem running 64Exchange (I think). Then upgraded to a 1200 Baud modem when they were bleeding edge! Cost me a ton o money back then. Then into an IBM XT (4.77Mhz - Rocking!) and I can't remember the software package I used on the XT but I do remember getting my first 386 and the first thing to go on it was RBBS. A bitch to configure but it was very nice and stable (A MUST back then). Then on to GENESIS as a beta tester, then GENESIS Deluxe. Finally finding the most flexible package I'd ever seen in a BBS package called Maximus. I recall it had it's own programming language inside it based on C and Pascal and some other languages. MEX I believe it was. Anyway I ran that for the final years until the Internet came along. Thank God for that! Kelvin Krastel. Kelvin at Krastel dot com." - Kevin Krastel
204-253-0482
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Digital Underground
(1989-1995)
Craig Bonnett, Denny Bonnett & Craig Bonnett
204-253-1342
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Dist 50 Coord, Man-Hub-5, Man-Net-SC, Pokey's Place HST, Porky's Place
(1986-1992)
Wilson AndersonPCBoard, Wildcat, GBBS Pro
204-253-6628
WINNIPEG, CANADA
YCN
(1987)
Dan Edwards
204-253-9898
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Roach Motel
(1986)
204-254-1332
Winnipeg, MB
FCBBS, FlexyBBS
(1983-1987)
Sean SibbetHomegrown C64
204-254-5178
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Complete Opus
(1989-1990)
Michael Choi
204-255-1991
WINNIPEG, CANADA
The Exchange
(1986)
204-255-8938
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Atomic Cabaret
(1986)
204-255-9045
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Scanners I
(1986)
204-256-6975
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Compu Tech, Draco
(1989-1991)
Dave RoseWaffle
"One of the first hobbyist BBSs to offer Internet e-mail and some Usenet newsgroups." - Frootloop
204-261-9037
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Tanelorn
(1989)
Rob Janzen
204-269-5571
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Man-Hub-3, Man-Net-Secr, Mything Link
(1989-1992)
James Kebernik, David Badilotti
204-269-7373
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Dist 40 Coord, Man-Hub-1, Man-Hub-6, Man-Net-EC, Man-Net-Sec, NLA Internet Gate, NLA-6, NLA-Hub-6, Tech Talk Toll
(1989-1996)
Dave SloanMaximus
204-275-0637
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Info-Motion Board
(1989)
Wildcat
204-275-1532
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Adam's Place, Man Remote, Man-Hub-13, Man-Hub-4, Man-Net-EC, Man-Net-NEC, Man-Net-PC, Manitoba Remote, Network 23, Network 23 BBS, NLA-11, NLA-Hub-13, Sanctuary HST
(1989-1994)
Scott Brooker, Adam Thompson
204-275-1533
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Man Rem2, Man Remote2, Man-Net-EC, Manitoba Remote HST
(1989-1990)
Dave Sloan, Scott Brooker
204-275-2030
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Land of Software
(1989)
Scott Brooker
204-329-5506
EASTERVILLE, CANADA
Something bbs
(1987)
Forum
204-338-0719
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Outland, Pyroto Mountain
(1989-1991)
Gene Horodecki
204-338-0962
WINNIPEG, CANADA
9th Configuration, Dist 30 Coord
(1989-1990)
Dana Neal
204-338-7237
WINNIPEG, CANADA
da Dark Domain
(1986)
204-338-9559
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Black Market BBS
(1986)
204-339-8085
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Alcatraz
(1986)
204-428-3179
SOUTHPORT, CANADA
Microcosm
(1988)
204-452-3074
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Roach Motel II
(1986)
204-452-6717
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Parrot BBS
(1989-1990)
David Liu
204-474-2759
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Altered States BBS, Dozy's Den
(1988-1996)
Chris Davis, Mark Dykstra
204-475-1490
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Datapac
(1986)
204-475-2740
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Datapac
(1986)
204-475-5199
Winnipeg, MB
Generic BBS
(1981-1999)
Victor LakingMagpie , TriBBS, Homemade
"Generic BBS first ran on a C=64 with a homemade program that was adapted from a Coco BBS that was running at the time. 300 BAUD modem ($800+ for 1200 BAUD at the time...) Later it switched to an IBM using TriBBS and a 2400 BAUD modem. One of the main goals for the system was to be as simple to use and friendly conversations. Generic BBS was also home to the most comprehensive and accurate BBS list available at the time." - Victor Laking
204-475-5495
WINNIPEG, CANADA
House of Darkness II
(1986)
204-488-1560
Winnipeg, CANADA
Culloden, Culloden BBS, Wild-1
(1989-1998)
Marc St-LaurentWildcat
204-488-6289
Winnipeg, CANADA
Culloden BBS
(1989-1996)
Marc St-LaurentWildcat
204-489-0969
Winnipeg, CANADA
Culloden BBS
(1989-1996)
Marc StLaurent, Marc St-LaurentWildcat
204-489-2384
Winnipeg, CANADA
Culloden BBS
(1989-1996)
Marc St-LaurentWildcat
204-589-2239
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Titans
(1986)
204-589-4742
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Micro-Mart
(1986)
204-633-6952
WINNIPEG, CANADA
CELLAR DWELLER
(1987-1991)
Don Mikita, James Kleiner
204-638-8140
Dauphin, MANITOBA
A Higher Power
(1989-1991)
Leif Bloomquist, Jason Fleming
204-661-2138
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Infonet II
(1986-1987)
GBBS Pro
204-661-3908
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Star Base, StarBase One
(1989)
Jack Chester
204-661-8337
WINNIPEG, CANADA
NorthStar, North Star
(1986-1987)
GBBS Pro
204-663-6285
WINNIPEG, CANADA
The Electronic Pages
(1988-1989)
Ken McArthur
204-663-8490
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Man-Hub-5, Manitoba Software, MSW BBS
(1989-1992)
Robert Snyder
204-663-9078
WINNIPEG, CANADA
10 Forward, Crystal Palace
(1989-1990)
Warren Zinger
204-667-5919
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Alphanet, Cybercom, Cybernetic Communications Network, Cyberspace, Muddy Water Computer Society BBS, Muddy Waters UG, MWCS Admin, MWUG, Software Etc
(1986-1993)
Gord Tulloch (-=Overlord=-), Terry Smythe
"Wow, what a blast from the past - I ran a google on my own name when they bragged they had doubled their index size and noticed your listing for my BBSes, thanks for listing me. Just to amplify comments on the local BBS scene, the Sysops for most of the boards used to get together at Garbonzo's Pizza at 12AM on Sunday morning to shoot the sh** and talk about the scene, until they kicked us out at 3 or so, then to the local pool hall til 6AM or so. The group called itself the Looney Club. A core of members that did house parties and other early morning bashes were the Hardcore Looney Club. Some of those guys I still see on occasion and are still friends for life. Here's some additional info on various incarnations of my own BBS: 1986-1988 "AlphaNet" Software: AppleNet. Ran on an Apple //e under DOS3.3 with two disk drives (total of 252K of disk!) and a 300bps modem 1988-1990 "Cybernetic Communications Network" Hardware: IBM PC XT with 10mb hard disk (later expanded to a 30mb) running RBBS and later Wildcat One of the first FIDONET nodes in Manitoba off YCN. 1990-1993 "Muddy Water Computer Society BBS" Hardware: Clone XT, 240mb disk, running RBBS (?) Online BBS for the Muddy Water Computer Society, which was originally the Muddy Water Osborne Group which ran an RCP/M at 204-832-4593 from about 1985 til it moved to MSDOS and my basement. The hard drives were pulls from the Burroughs mainframe as I recall and generated so much heat I didn't need baseboard heat in my office all winter. My parents probably wondered why their Hydro bill was so high! Eventually the BBS was moved to a commercial office owned by one of the members and grew into a 6 (?) line system with many hundreds of megs of software before the Internet made it irrelevant in about 1997." - Gord Tulloch
204-675-2895
CHURCHILL, CANADA
Man-Net SDN, Man-Net SDNet/WORKS!, Polar Bear Heaven
(1989-1990)
Chris ONeill, Chris O'Neill
204-694-1869
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Man-Net-Tres, Manitoba Online
(1989-1990)
Ken McArthur
204-694-9140
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Man-On-Poll, Manitoba Online
(1989-1991)
Ken McArthur
204-728-6615
BRANDON, CANADA
Brandon Univ. Cont. Educ., Brandon University Continuing Education
(1988)
Wildcat
204-774-9113
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Aurora Searchlight, Dist 30 Coord
(1989-1990)
Glen McIntosh
204-775-3497
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Alternatives
(1987-1989)
Gary Russell
204-775-4097
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Russian Embassy
(1986)
204-783-9441
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Manitoba User Group (MUG)
(1986)
204-786-7850
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Amiga Manitoba Users Group, AMUG
(1988)
Rubicon
204-831-8088
Winnipeg, MAN
Davy's Booty
(1986-1991)
Mony Dave, Dungeon Lord, TigerSilicon Calley
"Tis I, Moby Dave, Who ran Davy's Booty way back on a c64 had an awsome 1000 k of storage Space... LOL. Just discovered this BBS list on July 31 2004 don't know if it's still up to date or not. P.S. I think I was the guy that bought that only copy od Silicon Valley Any of my ole pals out there pls email me at mobydave@shaw.ca" - Moby Dave
204-832-0235
Winnipeg, MB
Silicon Valley
(1983-1988)
Robert HayesCustom (RBBS)
"I'm a little sketchy on the dates and the phone number, but I recall being one of the first Sysops in Winnipeg to write a homegrown BBS program for the Commodore 64. It took up the entire 38K BASIC RAM, as well as several more K for machine language subroutines. At the time, EBBS was what everyone was using. Silicon Valley became quite popular, although I only managed to sell one copy.

Being a teenager, living at home, I ran the system (with an extra 1541 drive donated by my friend) from my room upstairs! I think I shut the system down just as was heading into college.

There was a HUGE BBS crowd back then in Winnipeg. We had regular parties, with people showing up from all over the BBS scene. It was really quite a great time.

I hope the project goes well. BBSing was not just an online community, it was a way of life for a lot of us. " - Robert Hayes

204-832-4593
WINNIPEG, CANADA
MWUG, M.W.O.G.
(1986-1988)
Terry Smythe
204-832-5348
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Pearly Gates
(1986)
204-832-5397
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Demented Data Systems, DOS
(1982-1988)
Gordon Grieder (Grub)GBBS, GBBS Pro
204-832-7412
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Adventure Line, The Labrynth
(1989-1990)
Dean Olynyk
204-837-2340
Winnipeg, MB
Latenight
(1984-1987)
Tony LettermunGeneric C-64
"Generic C-64 code modified by Kirk Firth (Coco Master) who also worked on Victor Laking's web site. Comedy, crass, and moronic stupidity." - Tony Lettermun
204-837-4078
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Zanzabar
(1986)
204-837-5209
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Comlink 64+
(1986)
204-837-7400
Winnipeg, MB
The Digital Den
(1988-1989)
Brendan SchulmanEBBS 128
"At the time, the only BBS system in Winnipeg running the C-128 version of EBBS (80 columns). It also had the distinction of having the only hard drive operating on a Commodore-based bulletin board at the time: The 20-MB Lt. Kernal. 20 MB seemed like an unlimited amount of storage back then!" - Brendan Schulman
204-837-8601
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Mansel's BBS
(1989-1991)
Mansel OzanalpWildcat
204-837-9044
WINNIPEG, CANADA
SecondBnana, Unsound Mind
(1986-1988)
204-837-9384
WINNIPEG, CANADA
COMP-U-LIT, Dist 10 Coord, Red River Community College
(1989-1991)
James Kliener, James Kleiner
204-885-7921
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Tec Voc
(1986)
204-888-0498
WINNIPEG, CANADA
ROM Electronics
(1986)
204-888-5136
WINNIPEG, CANADA
COMP-U-LIT, MANITOBA HUB, Red River Community College
(1987-1988)
James Kliener, James Kleiner
204-889-1432
Winnipeg, MB
Smorgas Board, 9900 Board, Winnipeg 99/4 Users
(1985)
Charles Carlson
"Ran on a Texas Instruments TI-99/4 or 4A computer and was the Winnipeg 99/4 Users' Group support BBS." - Roof of Clouds
204-889-3584
WINNIPEG, CANADA
SchoolNet
(1986-1987)
GBBS Pro
204-942-1109
WINNIPEG, CANADA
J&J Electronics
(1986)
204-943-4488
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Datapac
(1986)
204-943-7042
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Cable Network
(1986)
204-943-8517
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Tronica (T.I.N.)
(1986)
204-943-9007
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Winnipeg RCP/M
(1984-1985)
Greg Moeller & Bruce Walzer
204-947-2920
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Open Access
(1989-1991)
David WetherowWildcat
"From a 1990 Usenet posting: OPEN ACCESS specializes in the area of adaptive communications and computer access for people with disabilities. It is designed to provide information, idea-sharing, access and con-nections for people with disabilities, professionals, and interested citizens." - Frootloop
204-947-3010
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Dist 20 Coord, PD RBBS-PC, PD-Opus HK-Gate
(1989-1992)
Alan Leung
204-947-6185
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Dist 40 Coord
(1989)
Dave Sloan
204-956-1105
WINNIPEG, CANADA
Midnight Run
(1989)
Ron Blake
52 Sysops currently listed.
87 BBSes Listed.