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First Route Driving School Ltd

Smiths Falls and Perth’s premier Driver Training  school. With 5 plus years of experience in Smiths Falls 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!

Paul Beach

My name is Paul Beach. I am fairly new to the area but have visited here my entire life as both my parents and grandparents were raised in Smiths Falls.

I lived most of my life in Kitchener, Ontario where I worked at an insurance company and was laid off due to them being bought out, and that’s where my driving career began.

I obtained my AZ licence for truck driving in 2003 and then my B license for driving a bus the same year. I drove a school bus for 2 years and then moved over to driving city buses in 2005. 2 years later, I started training new bus drivers and continued that until I retired from the job in 2020.

I moved to Smiths Falls in January of 2021 and applied at First Route Driving School as an instructor, got the job received the in-class and in-car training and passed all tests required for the job. I enjoy being an instructor because I can pass down all the knowledge and experience I have had over the last 40 years of being licensed. I look forward to meeting you and putting you on the road to be a good, safe, and defensive driver.

David Thompson was my driving instructor, awesome guy and taught me tips I didn’t know. This is an amazing driving school.
Jesse Pynn
Jesse Pynn
13:48 30 Jun 22
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.
Rowan Meyer
Rowan Meyer
10:48 03 Nov 21
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!!!
16:13 01 Oct 21
Big thanks to Raphael and Hugh for helping me pass my G2 today, both were very patient, kind and great teachers! Definitely recommend!
Ella Simpson
Ella Simpson
17:50 24 Sep 21
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.
Melanie Brennan
Melanie Brennan
16:52 21 Sep 21
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 🙂
Trinity Francois
Trinity Francois
01:13 16 Sep 21
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.
Hani Patel
Hani Patel
02:00 09 Aug 21
Thanks to Rafael, I passed my G2. He was a great instructor and taught me well!
00:50 06 Aug 21
I had a great experience with Tom.He is so patient ,friendly.I got the G2 on first try.
Mandy Kaur
Mandy Kaur
18:19 03 Sep 20
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.
Caleb Bland
Caleb Bland
17:52 05 Apr 19
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Smackers In Disguise
02:32 01 Feb 19

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Kingston Head Office

1128 Clyde Court, Kingston, Ontario, K7P2E4

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