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

MAP OF THE 403 AREA CODE
403-230-7150
CALGARY, CANADA
ARA-BBS, E Z DUZZIT BBS, The Mostly Business BBS
(1987-1990)
Bob Deyl
403-239-0153
CALGARY, CANADA
H.P.S. Bbs, HPS BBS, Second Choice
(1986)
Hans Hoogstraat
403-239-1225
Calgary, AB
Lunatic Haven, Lunatic Haven BBS
(1987-1990)
The Dreamer, Lawrence ChenCit68k3.27, Citadel 68k
"Basically, you have the info right about this BBS....except that I started in 1987 and then halfway through 1990, I moved to Medicine Hat, Alberta (403-526-6957)

"In 1992, I changed software to DLG Pro and continued until 1997 when I finally pulled plug....I was on Fidonet, USENET and a hundred of OTHERNETs. But, it was getting way to expensive to just be a free BBS. Plus the users were changing...they either wanted real Internet access or multiplayer games. And, I wasn't going to invest in either approach. (plus a few months later I got laid off, and most of the system disappeared).

"Wish I kept records though. The only historical record I have, I guess, is a picture I took in 1996....see my website (http://www.lhaven.net). Sure wish I kept some of the various text files from those days....especially the logon banner.

"Sure is a nice trip down memory lane reading the other familiar BBSs from around Calgary and Medicine Hat. Will have to read it more depth when I have more time." - Lawrence Chan

403-239-5684
CALGARY, CANADA
Raunchy Rubber Band Land, Raunchy Rubberbandland, Rauncy Rubberband, Sirius Paradox
(1988-1992)
Evil Elastic, Richard Orr
403-240-2053
CALGARY, CANADA
SARA BBS
(1989)
403-243-2272
CALGARY, CANADA
CalgComp., Computer Shop, Computer Shop of Calgary BBS
(1986-1993)
Austin Hook, Michael Cisar
403-243-6386
CALGARY, CANADA
Colossus, QBBS P.R.M.S.
(1988)
Yancy Ng
403-243-9802
CALGARY, CANADA
201:5500 GATEWAY, Her Majesty's Secret Service, Net 134 LETBRIDGE GATEWAY, Net 134 LETHBRIDGE GATEWAY, Orpheus
(1989-1993)
Alex Tait
403-244-0166
CALGARY, CANADA
Lynx
(1986)
Geoffrey Meredith
403-244-0630
Calgary, Canada
Knights of the Round Table
(1986-1988)
Craig Schock
" In 1984, some friends of mine and I formed a computer group called the Knights of the Round Table (or KoRT for short). In 1986, membership in this group increased considerably when we all enrolled in first year at the University of Calgary. At one point, one of our members (Sandy Rhodes) got a personalized licence plate (KORT) and put it on her Diablo El Camino. KoRT became quite the social club and we had a lot of fantastic parties. I guess it fell apart when half of the membership flunked out of University (probably because of too much partying and hacking) and many of the members went their separate ways.

"Around 1988, I started experimenting with full screen editing and a much more rich user interface using curses. My time was getting spread far too thing, and I eventually had to abandon the BBS. It's funny... at the time I never thought I would be looking back, missing the BBS scene in Calgary. But it really did represent a golden age!" - Craig Schock

403-244-8495
CALGARY, CANADA
ECHO COORD, Net 134 NET ECHO COORD
(1989-1990)
Rosebud Basselope
403-245-3610
CALGARY, CANADA
The Bear Board, The Bear Board!
(1989-1993)
Cary Belger
403-246-6354
CALGARY, CANADA
The SuperSpace BBS
(1989-1992)
Doug Russel, Doug Russell
403-246-7146
CALGARY, CANADA
S.A.R.A
(1988)
Dale Grant
403-250-2014
CALGARY, CANADA
Live and Let Live !
(1989-1990)
Gary Godfrey
403-250-5388
CALGARY, CANADA
MICROMAX BBS, Micromax I
(1987-1988)
Neil Peters
403-251-5540
CALGARY, CANADA
GENERATIONS, GENERATIONS BBS, Southern Alberta
(1988-1996)
Kathi&Dave Crockett, Kathi Crockett, Kathi & Dave Crockett
403-254-0155
CALGARY, CANADA
S. Alberta Rptr Assoc, S.A.R.A.
(1989-1991)
Dale Grant, Walter Isaacson
403-255-6383
CALGARY, CANADA
Wildcat! Canada
(1988-1989)
David WilkinsWildcat
403-258-0844
CALGARY, CANADA
68000 Board, Phase4-68000
(1988)
403-259-6341
Calgary, AB
The Dawn Patrol
(1988-1999)
Kevin KindleTSX-BBS
"Started off in Red Deer in 1988 running QuickBBS v1.0, then Searchlight BBS, then Lynx BBS and then Osiris XLT. In 1991 it moved to Calgary and in 1995 it was upgraded to the multiline TSX-Online. In 1997 it grew into TDP.Net, a 12-line Internet Service Provider. In 1999 it was bought by another ISP." - Kevin Kindle
403-264-0996
CALGARY, CANADA
The Callisto BBS
(1988)
Red Ryder Host
403-270-7264
Calgary, AB
Das BBS
(1984-1988)
Lana 'Stratus' Berringtonlogicomp C64 beta test
"No long essay, no narrative.. but I was amused to find my old phone number and old bbs name listed on the internet. Alas, my name wasn't there for posterity.. and I can't for the life of me remember the name of my software which was I was beta-testing for a friend who wrote it in (although he's still a friend, so I'll email him and ask!). I ran this baby on a Commodore 64 with first, a 300baud modem, then a 1200 baud modem. I had 2 X 1541 5.25" drives and 1 1581 3.5" floppy drive, running 24/7 with a big Sears fan strapped to the top to keep them cool. There were probably about 15-20ish regulars in the forums (of which there were 2-6), and I often got 60 + calls a day. We had a few meets as several of us overlapped on other boards. Thanks! I look forward to seeing my name up in lights! :-)" - Lana Berrington
403-270-7659
CALGARY, CANADA
INTERTECH, InterTech BBS (CFN)
(1989-1992)
Rob Lavoie
403-271-2122
CALGARY, CANADA
Calgary CD-ROM BBS, Calgary's CD-ROM BBS, CD Rom
(1989-1991)
Joe BreslawskiPCBoard
403-271-5563
CALGARY, CANADA
PCalgary
(1987-1990)
Dale Harron
403-271-8355
CALGARY, CANADA
Oliver's Room
(1988-1989)
Jake Block
403-274-6610
CALGARY, CANADA
The Hideaway, The Hideaway!
(1988-1990)
Dominic Fraser
403-277-4139
CALGARY, CANADA
Calgary Macintosh, EurythMACs BBS
(1988)
Red Ryder Host
403-278-0492
Calgary, AB
Grimlor, Quest To Qualivar
(1984-1989)
Peter WarrickHomegrown
"Named changed to the Dataline at sometime (I think that's what it's called.) Also I'm not sure what Grimlor is in reference to?? I think I still have the original 5.25" disks I wrote the first version on (doubt if they still have any data on them though.) It eventually migrated to 3.5" disks and then finally to a whopping 20meg HD.. LOL." - Peter Warrick
403-280-4938
CALGARY, CANADA
ECHO COORD, Net 134 NET ECHO COORD, Southern Alberta, Tech Talk, TechTalk
(1989-1997)
Henning Johansen
403-280-8957
CALGARY, CANADA
Net 134 LOCAL ECHO COORD, S.O.C.S. BBS, SOCS BBS
(1988-1990)
Tim Bellaart
403-280-9900
Calgary Alta
Foothills BBS, Gore & Daphetid, Gorre & Daphetid, GORRE & DAPHETID BBS, Hub for 1-40, Hub for 121-160, Net 134 LOCAL ECHO COORD, Northern Exposure, Redline BBS, Rockyview BBS
(1989-1997)
Bill Boogaart
403-282-1703
CALGARY, CANADA
Calgary Fido, Calgary Fidonet, Fidonet, Lloyd's Fido, Southern Alberta
(1986-1994)
Lloyd MillerFidoNet
403-282-4046
Calgary, AB
Skeletons Of Society
(1989-1995)
BoogerRemote Access
403-284-2465
Calgary, AB
MacLORE
(1989-1996)
Rob McClayHermes
403-285-8387
CALGARY, CANADA
P.C. Fido, PCalgary
(1986)
Gerald Moffat
403-286-3609
CALGARY, CANADA
Candu Electronics
(1987)
Pat Buick
403-286-9411
CALGARY, CANADA
Argon Knights
(1987-1988)
Mike Seltenrich
403-288-0531
CALGARY, CANADA
The SuperBox BBS
(1989-1992)
Al Kaufmann
403-288-1873
CALGARY, CANADA
Educator's BBS, Educators' BBS
(1987-1992)
Charles Ford
403-288-9350
CALGARY, CANADA
Lear BBS
(1987-1988)
Richard Stooke
403-291-2221
CALGARY, CANADA
PBBS, Small Office Systems, SOCS BBS
(1987-1988)
Tim Bellaart
403-293-3764
Calgary, Ab
Terminal Insanity
(1982-1990)
Jeff Crawford (Punisher)Commodore 64 (ebbs)
403-293-4969
CALGARY, CANADA
TechTalk
(1989)
Henning Johansen
403-293-5129
Calgary Alta
Boolean Board, Eltron Software, ESP BBS, Pacific Rim Ombudsman, Soutern Alberta, Southern Alberta, The Boolean Board
(1987-1995)
Norbert Lange, Nermal Longenflot
403-295-2541
CALGARY, CANADA
Calgary Hub, TC Link, TC-Link
(1986)
Terry Cioni
403-320-0382
LETHBRIDGE, CANADA
Alberta Net, The L.A. Connection
(1986)
Grant Fengstad
403-320-6923
LETHBRIDGE, CANADA
Lethbridge Game Sys., Lethbridge Gaming system
(1982-1984)
403-328-0320
LETHBRIDGE, CANADA
Hindson BBS
(1988)
403-328-8024
LETHBRIDGE, CANADA
Lethbridge Online
(1986-1988)
Bill Ripley
403-345-5781
COALDALE, CANADA
Lifetime Vacation
(1989-1990)
Roger Keeling
403-347-8284
RED DEER, CANADA
WhereHouse,The
(1989-1990)
The NomadCit86v3.27
403-355-3881
FAUST, CANADA
Nemesis Fido RB
(1986)
Benoit GuayFidoNet
403-381-6704
LETHBRIDGE, CANADA
Lethbridge Hub, Lethbridge Online
(1989-1991)
David Eaglesham
403-381-8674
LETHBRIDGE, CANADA
Net Echo Coordinator, Southern Alberta WindNet, The Red Eye BBS, The REDEYE BBS
(1989-1992)
Les CampbellWildcat
403-424-0591
EDMONTON, CANADA
The Real World
(1987-1988)
Oliver McDonald
403-424-3258
EDMONTON, CANADA
Arctic Front, Arctic Front HST, Central Alberta, Giedi Prime, NC Retirement Home and Emporium, North Central Alberta, Northern Alberta, Ourobouros, Ready Room, Ten Forward, Ten Forward Renovations, Ten Forward Storeroom, The Office
(1988-2001)
Tom HallMaximus
403-425-5329
Edmonton Alta
New Horizon, New Horizon CCCS (CfC #30), New Horizon Christian CS, New Horizon HST, New Horizons
(1989-1994)
Wolf GerhardtMaximus
403-425-9299
UniComm Systems HST, UniComm Systems RBBS
(1989-1990)
Richard Hatfield
403-426-1146
EDMONTON, CANADA
RRrrrRRROck!
(1987)
The WalrusSTadel3.1e
403-426-1401
Edmonton, AB
RoK (Mycroft), The rrrrRRrrOcK\!
(1985-1994)
The WalrusSTadel3.3a, modified GBBS, later STadel 3.x.x
403-428-9694
Electronic Zoot
(1989)
John Mitchell
403-429-4849
EDMONTON, CANADA
The (Only) Real World
(1988)
Oliver McDonald
403-430-0402
EDMONTON, CANADA
Fido Hub 700, Richard's Mailbox
(1985-2000)
Richard BoychukFidoNet
403-433-0651
EDMONTON, CANADA
Round Table
(1989-1990)
Mr. NeutronSTadel
403-433-2454
EDMONTON, CANADA
Chaos II
(1987)
Cit86 V3
403-433-5776
EDMONTON, CANADA
Fellowship Board
(1987-1988)
Wolf Gerhardt
403-433-8375
EDMONTON, CANADA
McNAMARA SOFTWARE BBS, McNamara Software Node #1
(1988-1992)
Wildcat
403-436-3059
Edmonton, AB
Athabaska BBS
(1989-1991)
Stephen DownesMaximus
"Used to support distance education students in philosophy for Athabasca University Critical Thinking 252 course" - Stephen Downes
403-437-3864
Heart of Gold
(1988-1993)
Mike Godel, Zaphod BeeblebroxCustomized, RiBBS
403-439-9016
EDMONTON, CANADA
Programmers Guild Telebit
(1988)
Wolf Gerhardt
403-449-0602
SHERWOOD PARK, CANADA
Center Base
(1989)
Brett Baudin
403-450-2275
EDMONTON, CANADA
Software on Elm Street
(1989)
Warren Nyuli
403-454-6093
EDMONTON, CANADA
EdmontnRCPM, Edmonton RCPM, Edmonton Remote Systems Node #1, RCP/M Dave McCrady, RCP/M Edmonton, RCP/M RBBS Edmonton
(1982-1992)
Dave McCradyWaffle
403-454-6137
EDMONTON, CANADA
Computer Exchange
(1989)
Murray Chapman
403-454-6935
EDMONTON, CANADA
NAPCUG
(1987-1989)
Dave McLeod
403-455-1701
Quincunx
(1988-1990)
Not Quite CricketSTadel
403-455-8695
Computer Exchange, Weasels 'n' Wogs HST
(1989-1990)
Murray Chapman
403-456-0974
EDMONTON, CANADA
Canadien Conn.
(1986)
Ascii Express
403-456-5699
EDMONTON, CANADA
Stronghold Enterprises, Stronghold Enterprises/2, Stronghold Enterprises/X
(1982-1999)
Vincent Danen
403-457-4105
EDMONTON, CANADA
AGT PC Users Group
(1989)
Wildcat
403-457-5468
EDMONTON, CANADA
Carebear's Haven
(1989)
Andrew Bryson
403-457-6147
Edmonton, AB
A.P.A.C.H.E.
(1988-1992)
Mike Amra BrownBBS Express Pro!, Force
"Originally "Atari Programmers and Computer Hobbyists' Exchange", Apache started on an Atari 600XL with a 30mb hard drive and 2400 baud modem. It was mostly a role-playing BBS, one user at a time. Switched (always regretted it) to the PC and Force about a year into things, and stayed that way until a lack of interest on my part shut it down in '92, almost exactly four years later. A.P.A.C.H.E. became even more role-playing oriented and so the name now stood for "Anarchy Prevails as Chaos Hoards Evil", yea, stupid now, but it was the eighties and I wanted to keep the name Apache!" - Mike Brown
403-458-1886
ST ALBERT, CANADA
Addictions
(1987-1988)
Bill McVay
403-459-0963
ST ALBERT, CANADA
Electek, The Electek BBS
(1987-1988)
Steve Meredith
403-460-8357
ST ALBERT, CANADA
Addictions
(1988-1994)
Bill McVay
403-460-9362
ST ALBERT, CANADA
Alberta S.A.L.B
(1988)
Rene Brunelle
403-461-2960
Western Canadian Distribution Center
(1984-1985)
Gary McCallum, $ Gary McCallum
403-461-4126
Brian's Den
(1989-1990)
Brian Grafton
403-463-5774
EDMONTON, CANADA
Programmers Guild Telebit, Southside Opus, Southside/PG
(1987-1992)
Bob AkayeRBBS
403-464-3802
SHERWOOD PARK, CANADA
Friar Tucks Fido, Friar Tucks Opus, Northern Alberta
(1986-1988)
Sydney RuffoFidoNet
403-464-5069
SHERWOOD PARK, CANADA
Alta Packet Info Net
(1987-1998)
Brian McCullough
403-466-6187
EDMONTON, CANADA
The Northern Link
(1986)
Ascii Express
403-466-7691
EDMONTON, CANADA
Computer Works
(1987)
STadel???
403-466-9661
EDMONTON, CANADA
Round Table
(1987)
King of the PopesSTadel3.1f
403-467-8829
SHERWOOD PARK, CANADA
Secret Service
(1987)
The EliminatorSTadel3.1e
403-474-4104
EDMONTON, CANADA
Peaches & Frogs
(1989-1990)
Wayne Casper
403-474-7649
EDMONTON, CANADA
After Hours
(1989)
Gus Burneau
403-475-0281
EDMONTON, CANADA
Headscratchers Board
(1989)
Brian Grafton
403-475-8846
EDMONTON, CANADA
Ice Zone BBS
(1985-1999)
Guy Islip
403-477-0803
EDMONTON, CANADA
Real World uucp gateway
(1989)
Oliver McDonald
403-479-3450
RCP/M Stadium
(1984-1985)
403-481-2596
EDMONTON, CANADA
CROSSROADS
(1985)
AMIS
403-481-6164
EDMONTON, CANADA
BRIAN'S BBS
(1985)
403-481-6569
EDMONTON, CANADA
5TH D
(1985)
AMIS
403-481-8984
EDMONTON, CANADA
Mariachee O.F.H
(1988)
Bob's Yer UncleCit86v3.12
403-482-6854
RCP/M RBBS Computron
(1982-1985)
403-484-2828
EDMONTON, CANADA
Borealis Weyr (UUCP Gate), Real World uucp gateway
(1989-1990)
Oliver McDonald
403-484-5981
EDMONTON, CANADA
Meadowlark RCP/M
(1984-1985)
Jim Lopushinski
403-486-3726
MR. HARDRIVE
(1988)
Wildcat
403-487-0154
EDMONTON, CANADA
ELECTRO T'S
(1985)
AMIS
403-489-8078
Edmonton, AB
Kevin's BBS
(1983)
Kevin UmbachPunter Clone
"Kevin wrote a fully functional BBS system that looked and felt like Steve Punter's system. It was written in C64 basic and was so large it had to be compiled in order to squeeze into the 32K of memory available for BASIC programs. A SFD1000 drive provided a whopping 1000 blocks (1MB!!) of storage space for uploads and data which seemed huge in those days. One memorable bug with the system was that it would crash on the 13th day of the month due to a single character being used to store the message day. Character 13 in ASCII is a carriage return and this caused an error when read back from the message files." - Kevin Umbach
403-526-6408
Medicine Hat, Alberta
HATCOM BBS
(1983-1991)
Russ McElroyHomebrew
"HATCOM BBS (Yes, always in ALL CAPS) was the first bbs in Medicine Hat. The board was a TRS-80 Model 1 computer with homebrew software written in BASIC with a little Z80 machine code to push the bits through the serial interface to the 300 baud modem. The modem was connected to a homebrew autoanswer device that would pick up the line when calls came in. The line was picked up so quickly that this speed became a hallmark of the bbs once there were others to compare it with. Later the hardware was upgraded to a TRS-80 Model 3 computer and autoanswer 300/1200 baud modem. The system sported four double-sided 80 track floppy drives for storage." - Russ McElroy
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403-529-1517
MEDICINE HAT, CANADA
CCIO Central Intelligence
(1989)
Wildcat
403-529-5535
MEDICINE HAT, CANADA
Memory Lane BBS
(1989)
Wildcat
403-532-2210
GRANDE PRAIRIE, CANADA
Sunrise Ridge
(1989)
Rick Scott
403-556-4100
OLDS, CANADA
Compu-Farm BBS, Hub for LD Nodes
(1985-1997)
Bruce Waldie
"I was the sysop for the Compu-Farm BBS in Olds,AB (403)556-4100 from February 1985 until its demise (sometime in 1997 to 1999 when it converted to a web site). At the time that I took it over, I know that it had been in operation for at least 18 months already, so that makes its start date 1983 at least. We didn't get a lot of callers in the early days but they were wide spread because we spread agricultural information and there were not a lot of sources (BBS) for that at the time. We grew the Compu-Farm BBS to a Canada-Wide BBS System of Fido-Net based boards of over 13 BBSs that had well over 1300 callers a day! And then the Internet happened... Good thing in the end." - Bruce Waldie
403-569-0657
CALGARY, CANADA
CAL-PC BBS
(1989-1990)
David Anderson
403-594-1525
GRAND CENTRE, CANADA
GrandCentreConnection
(1989)
403-668-4224
PINE POINT, CANADA
Network North BBS, Yukon BBS
(1988-1997)
Dennis Menard
403-672-8055
CAMROSE, CANADA
Tandy Computer Support
(1989)
Wildcat
403-672-8500
Camrose, AB
Tandy Computer Support Group, TCSG
(1983-1989)
Brian K. HahnMustang
"That BBS moved to Millet, AB with the number 780-387-2237, and ran until February of 1994. The SysOp wrote many programs which were distributed as far away as Florida. The users of this group were from all over Canada and the US, with over a dozen from the UK. Today this BBS is being revived as both an website and dial up BBS. More information will be available at www.8bit-micro.com. This site is mastered by the SysOp of TCSG, Brian Hahn." - Brian Hahn
403-696-3765
BRETON, CANADA
Megasoft Breton Exchange
(1985-1999)
Paul Kugyelka
403-743-4206
FORT MCMURRAY, CANADA
ATARI FOREVER
(1985)
AMIS
403-743-4900
Ft. McMurray, AB
HUSKY's Board
(1986)
Don Thompson
403-743-9330
FORT MCMURRAY, CANADA
Moose & Mosquitoes, MooseNet Echo Coordinator, MooseNet Hub, MooseNet Hub HST, NMD Max, NMD MAX 1, NMD Maximus, NMD Maximus HST, No Money Down Opus, No Money Down Opus HST
(1987-1997)
Bruce Anderson
403-766-2737
WEMBLEY, CANADA
Northern Lites
(1989)
Wildcat
403-791-0457
FORT MCMURRAY, CANADA
NORTH LIGHTS
(1985)
AMIS
403-791-1486
Ft. McMurray, AB
NotQuiteFulDec, NotQuiteFullDEC
(1986)
Don Thompson
403-791-4169
FORT MCMURRAY, CANADA
The Lemming BBS
(1988)
Michael Doncaster
403-791-5735
FORT MCMURRAY, CANADA
Mainstream RBBS
(1987-1989)
Lance White
403-791-6395
FORT MCMURRAY, CANADA
Thickwood Opus
(1988)
Tom Broomfield
403-791-6937
FORT MCMURRAY, CANADA
Aresenal of Freedom Clipper-OS/2, Arsenal of Freedom Clipper-OS/2, Arsenal of Freedom-OS/2, How Far North Opus, MooseNet Echo Coordinator, No Reason RBBS, Top of the World OS/2
(1987-1994)
Michael Petch, Andrew Petch
403-837-2827
FALHER, CANADA
Farsys Fido
(1988-1989)
J.G.C. DignardFidoNet
403-923-0000
GIBBONS, CANADA
Universal Mind Productions
(1987-1997)
Gord MorrisonWildCat
"The most stable, longest running BBS in Camrose, featuring door games, messaging and files. It consisted of a single line connected to a 2400-14.4 bps modem and a i386."
403-932-2750
COCHRANE, CANADA
Lynx
(1988)
David Creasey
403-934-5832
STRATHMORE, CANADA
The Pet Shoppe
(1988)
Wildcat
403-938-2225
OKOTOKS, CANADA
MICROMAX BBS
(1988-1990)
Neil Peters
403-948-4522
AIRDRIE, CANADA
A.R.I.E.S.
(1988)
Keith Wilson
403-948-4945
AIRDRIE, CANADA
Computer Room
(1989-1992)
Stephen Mead
403-967-2361
ONOWAY, CANADA
The Generica BBS
(1982-1999)
Joey Ripley, Joey Ripley and Steve Steffler
403-986-1878
LEDUC, CANADA
Nemesis Opus, Nemesis Opus HST
(1987-1990)
Benoit J D Guay
403-986-4155
LEDUC, CANADA
Central Data Systems Inc.
(1988)
Wildcat
403-987-4740
DEVON, CANADA
Galiphrae
(1989-1990)
Ron Pettigrew
117 Sysops currently listed.
145 BBSes Listed.