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First Route Driving School Ltd

Kemptville’s premier Driver Training  school. With years of experience in Kemptville and the surrounding area, our team looks forward to delivering either our MTO approved BDE course, private lessons, or road test packages!

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BDE Course Package

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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)


Don’t Settle For Less

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!

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I had an amazing experience with this driving school. Here are my reasons: They actually answer their phones when calling! The scheduling of lessons were very accomodating! Most important is Paul, an instructor, he has amazing knowledge and can easily relate to students with anxiety. My son wouldn't of passed his drive test. I'm very grateful for our experience with Paul to pass drivers G2 test! Thank you Paul!!!! A world of difference!!!
Great service at a good price👌
10/10 would be an understatement
Had the best instructor and his name was David Thompson and I would like to thank him for everything he has taught me
This was a great driving school, the in car hours were very useful and the instructor was nice, helpful and very patient. Definitely recommend taking lessons here.
The online course was fun and simple great topics, my in-person training was amazing I was taught everything and they made it really easy to follow, the instructor was very nice and always ready to help!
david was amazing great guy always staying calm and very friendly
I really liked the school. The whole theoretical part and practical. What I liked most was learning to drive correctly with the wonderful instructor Paul. He is a true professional. He taught me to drive and not be afraid to drive. I learned to be confident while driving and to perform actions step by step. Thank you to the school for great professionals.💛🙌
Fantastic team to work with. Courteous, professional and friendly. Great experience with Ray all round!!
Passed my G2 Driving Test today!I'd be lying if I said I didn't have a lot of anxiety going into the program due to my limited driving experience, and even just the nerves from being in a car and learning with a new person. However, I can honestly say that taking this program was the best decision I could've made. I had the pleasure of working with Ray Cronkwright, a kind, patient and experienced instructor who truly helped boost my experience and knowledge behind the wheel, as well as getting me to the point of feeling secure and confident of my abilities when walking into my G2 test this morning. So with that being said, thank you kindly to First Route Driving school and Ray Cronkwright for my success in my G2 Test, and if you are considering choosing this establishment for your lessons, I would 100% recommend this one.Thank you for reading,-Coral Burke
David Thompson was my driving instructor, awesome guy and taught me tips I didn’t know. This is an amazing driving school.
Great instructors, I had both Hugh and Rafael and both were exemplary.Rafael let me know of to a closer drive test that was 2 days away, getting me my G2 a month earlier.Absolutely above and beyond, they know exactly what the examiner is looking for.
I just passed my G2 test with the help of Rafael at first route! He gave great pointers and advise which helped me stay calm and execute my test very well. I reached out to first route for my in car lessons 9 days before my test, and Rafael managed to fit me in for half of my lessons before then. Easily 5 stars!
I had the pleasure of working with Hugh and Raf for my G2 and I couldn't be more pleased. The patience that was given and the ways in which they taught really boosted my confidence on the road. I had my g2 test in Smith falls where Raf had help me prep prior to my test and he is absolutely amazing!!! 5 well spent... I am excited to start driving!!!
Big thanks to Raphael and Hugh for helping me pass my G2 today, both were very patient, kind and great teachers! Definitely recommend!
Rafael was a wonderful instructor - helped me pass my G2 test in Smiths Falls. Informative, patient, accommodating, professional and very knowledgable. I would highly recommend Rafael.
I got Rafael as my driving instructor. He was very kind, professional and extremely patient. Thanks to him I got my G2 with ease. Thank you so much, Rafael! you've made the driving lessons a very pleasant experience :)
I booked private lessons in Kemptville with this organization and instructor Rafael made my this experience great. he went through all minute details which helped me to pass my G2 road test. in just 4 hrs lessons he made sure that I get all necessary information to pass the test and he taught me with excellent professionalism and timely good communication. I got great experience with instructor Rafael and organization. Thank you.
Thanks to Rafael, I passed my G2. He was a great instructor and taught me well!
I had a great experience with Tom.He is so patient ,friendly.I got the G2 on first try.
In Class was super quick and Informative and their instructors for in car lessons are very helpful. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with first route.
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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