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First Route Driving School Ltd

Ottawa’s premier Driver Training  school. With years of experience in Ottawa 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!

Kamran Muhammad

Kamran joined the First Route Driving School team in 2023 works for us in Ottawa.

Kamran’s teaching is characterized by his wealth of experience and a composed demeanor, consistently going above and beyond for his students.


Wael Zein-Eddine

Wael joined the First Route Driving School team in 2021 and has worked for us in Kemptville and now in Ottawa.

Wael brings experience and a calm demeanour when teaching, and always goes the extra mile for his students.


Deepak Thapa

Deepak joined the First Route Driving School team in 2024 and works for us in Ottawa.

Deepak, who speaks multiple languages, brings both experience and a tranquil manner to his teaching, consistently exceeding expectations to support his students.


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Shah was a great driving instructor. He helped guide me through and explained everything in detail with patience.
Very cheap and good quality.
I highly recommend Tom for driver classes, I just passed G2 test first time 🙌🏻 thank you Tom!
Overall amazing experience. Tom is a great driving instructor, very knowledgeable and makes sure you are prepared for your test.
I passed my G2 thanks to Tom! He was patient, a good instructor and he taught me everything I needed to pass!
Before beginning my in-car lessons, I had very little driving experience and really lacked confidence. That all changed after just one lesson with Tom! With his professionalism, experience, patience, and excellent instruction, I finally felt that I could achieve my goal of learning to drive. With each lesson I gained even more confidence and quickly learned the skills required to pass my G2 driving test. A huge thank you to Tom and his expertise; he's a natural in this role. Anyone who has this instructor is very fortunate!
Got my G2 in first shot, given that I had some past driving experience. Training sessions with Tom were very useful for the test. He pays attention to details which makes difficult manuvers look easy.
A very big thank you to Tom, my 16 year old son’s driving instructor!! He enjoyed the experience of learning to drive with him because of his friendliness and professionalism. A great instructor! Highly recommend this driving school, and ask for Tom :)
I came into these classes not having any experience in driving at all and although I was a bit sceptical at first I decided to pick this driving school from all the good reviews I saw and it did not disappoint at all. Tom was my instructor and he was very patient and helpful. If you want a driving school that will help you grow as a driving I would really recommend this one and make sure you ask for Tom.
I had over 10 hour in car lessons with Tom and they all went well. I was a completely new driver and had no prior experience but with good guidance I was able to get my G2 in my first try. Thank you Tom!
Excellent experience classes and guidance from my instructor Tom during all these weeks thanks to him I manage to pass my exam at first try.
I took 10 hours in car lessons with Tom. I highly recommend taking this instructor for your driving tests. He is well-informed, very professional, very patient, very kind, very well organized, and teaches everything you need to know to pass the tests. If you want to enjoy the learning experience and guarantee passing your G2 or G tests, I highly suggest Tom as your instructor.
If you are looking for a kind and patient driving instructor, look no further. Felt very safe driving, even as a beginner.Having Tom as a driving instructor was a great experience. He explains things very clearly using a whiteboard and examples, and makes sure you understand before moving on. He also took me to my driving test location to explain where to go and what to expect. I passed my G2 road test on my first try - thanks to him!Follow him on Instagram @ottawadrivinginstructortom for more information.
I had Tom as a driving instructor. He was very patient,very knowledgeable and makes you feel comfortable while driving.and this is why i got my G2 taday in my first attempt.
I passed my G2 road test in first attempt & credit goes to my instructor, Tom.He is best at his job,very polite,patient & makes you feel confident about driving.I would definitely recommend him. Good luck first route driving school.
I Passed my G Road Test on the first try by the help of Tom. He is certainly the best to teach all you need to know to pass your road test. I definitely recommend him!!
I was able to pass my G2 test on my first try, because of my driving instructor Tom. He was patient, and a very good teacher throughout my entire experience.
I passed my G2 road test today on my first attempt. My driving instructor was Tom. He is patient, professional, well-experienced, and very helpful throughout driving sessions. Thank you Tom!
I had Tom as my driving instructor. He was very patient, calm and helped me feel confident in my driving. Very knowledgeable and professional and offered flexible hours. If you are looking for an instructor I would definitely recommend lessons from him.
Really happy to get my G2 on my second try. All the credit goes to Tom. Really nice guy and an even better instructor!!!
I did my lessons with Tom and he really helped me become a better and more confident driver. Highly recommend.
I just got my G2 and all the credit goes to Tom. He is an excellent instructor and was very helpful throughout the driving session.Knowledgeable,professional and wants you to succeed, which is very important.Thank you so much Tom and the team.
I did my driver's ED with Tom, he is extremely knowledgeable and makes you feel comfortable while driving. I am a very anxious person but Tom made me feel confident in my driving and he's the reason I was able to get my G2.Tom is also very flexible with his schedule and was always able to work around my work schedule to find an ideal time to practice.Thank you Tom and First Route for giving such amazing service!
Excellent Driving School. I passed my road test on the first try. Tom is the best instructor for in-car! He is very knowledgeable and make you feel super comfortable. I would highly recommend First Route Driving School
I started driving with 0 experiences and was able to get my G2 yesterday. I am so happy & credit must go to my instructor, Tom. He is amazing. He is well organized, patient and kind person. Good luck Tom & First Route Driving School.
I had a great experience with Tom. He is so patient and friendly.I got my G2 in first try.
Thanks so much FRDS! Our instructor Tom was great, we finished in March! Covid delayed things for G2, and he has been kind answering questions long past our session! Happy customers, will use FRDS for child #2 when the time comes.
I had a great experience with first route driving school. My instructor Tom is a great teacher and I felt very confident going into the g2 road test.
Response from the owner: Thank you for your kind words!
I did my Beginner Drivers Education course from here and I find my decision very right because the in car instructor Tom was very nice and teached me alot of new things which i never wondered would be rules for driving and because of that I got my G2 in First Attempt.
Response from the owner: Thank you for your kind words!
Studied here for my driver's license. The instructor I had, Octavian, is an easy-going, well-informed, and extremely experienced instructor and driver who had an answer to my many questions. Learning from him was fun, enjoyable, and easy, and getting in the car with him felt comfortable and I felt safe even when making mistakes. A really great and informative program and at a great price compared to other local schools.
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1128 Clyde Court, Kingston, Ontario, K7P2E4