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First Route Driving School Ltd

Proudly serving eastern Ontario for over 15 years! Now with in-car instruction in Kingston, Napanee, Belleville, Trenton, Brockville, Perth, Smiths Falls, Kemptville and Ottawa West! Our professional instructors combined with a modern, engaging curriculum are guaranteed to provide the best possible course-at a great value!

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Now offering

MTO Approved digital bde courses

Covid-19 Update

First Route Driving School will be closed effective April 3, 2021 until July 2nd, 2021 due to the provincial shutdown. According to the Provincial Reopening Framework, we will be part of the stage 2 reopening. Despite Road Tests occurring during Phase 1, we are not permitted to instruct any students in-vehicle. During this time we will continue to offer our online BDE program, while in-car instruction is cancelled. We do apologize for the inconvenience our students may face with delays, and as lessons resume, priority will be given in registration order to past students who have completed their online course work.

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Learn From the Experts with Over 15 Years Experience!

Our instructors are all carefully chosen and trained to the highest standards. Our instructors have experience with students of all ages and abilities. Take advantage of our professional and supportive instruction!

We Can Do It All. Get In Touch For the BEst In-Car Training

Locations in:






Smiths Falls



What We Can Do For You

First Route Driving School offers our MTO Approved Digital BDE Course including a minimum of 10 hours of in-car instruction.

We also offer private 1-on-1 lessons to anyone looking to brush up on their driving skills, prepare for a road test, or gain confidence behind the wheel.

MTO Approved BDE Course

20 Hours Online Self-Paced Instruction

10 Hours of Online Homework

10 Hours of 1-on-1 In-Car Instruction

Private Lessons

Private 1-on-1 In-Car Lessons

Road Test Packages (Warm Up Lesson and Use of Car for Road Test)



BDE Course Packages

Each package contains the MTO Approved BDE Course. The Silver and Gold packages include value-added services at a competitive price!

Excellent driving school! Tony was our son’s driving instructor, very knowledgeable and friendly. Our daughter went to another driver’s ed and the difference was unbelievable. She booked a one hour private lesson with Tony prior to her G license test and came back saying she learned more in that hour with Tony then she did throughout the entire driver’s ed course she took elsewhere. I would highly recommend First Route!
Christa G

This course was one of the cheaper courses available in my area, and yet I found they more than exceeded my expectations. The classes were made fun and very informative, for both the teenagers and adults taking the course. My driver instructor, Brandon, was very calm, very patient, and talked me through everything that I needed to know. I was very anxious to start driving, and through the in class and driving lessons I have become more comfortable driving. I have, and will continue to, recommend this course to anyone looking for a driving course.
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Kingston Head Office

1128 Clyde Court, Kingston, Ontario, K7P2E4

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