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First Route Driving School Ltd

St. Catharines and Niagara’s premier Driver Training  school. Our instructor is a former Driver Examiner and we work hard to provide the best possible course-at a great value!

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BDE Course Package

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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!

Sandra Wood

Sandra Joined the First Route Driving School team in 2022.

Sandra has 12 years experience as a Drivetest Examiner, working in St. Catharines, Niagara and Hamilton both at the desk as well as conducting G2/G class driving tests.

Wanting to teach and help students have a greater understanding of the HTA road rules and why they are important for everyones safety on the road, Sandra made the switch to Driving Instruction.

“I’m a people person and enjoy meeting all kinds of new people.

I have experience dealing with seniors, new comers to Canada and drivers with test anxiety.

I also believe that your driving lessons should be a great memorable experience and I’m confident you will have that with me.”

Leo Alves
Leo Alves
02:30 25 Jun 22
Hello, I had the pleasure of having Sandra from first route as my driving instructor! So kind and patient and made sure i was 100% prepared for my test! I wouldn’t have passed without all of her knowledge and help 🙂 This was truly a wonderful and surprisingly stressless experience, genuinely such a pleasure!!!!
Juliet Anderson
Juliet Anderson
06:18 17 Jun 22
It was a great experience to learn from someone with so much passion and love for what she does, Mrs Woods is patient and she will make sure you get the tools and the knowledge you will need to be the best, I was able to get a full 100%on my test,first try,I would gladly recommend First Route Driving School to anyone and everyone,
clinton francis
clinton francis
19:34 15 Jun 22
What a wonderful person she is. My son as nothing but good things to say about Sandra, how kind and knowledgeable she is. Thanks to her skill and knowledge my son was able to get ready for his G2 and successfully pass thanks to her. She takes her time to explain things and the importance of everything. Once again thank you for doing what you do.
Jenny W
Jenny W
15:41 11 Jun 22
Texted from a mother…… Chloe enjoyed her time with you! She said it was a huge help and you gave her everything she needed for the test today. She said you were awesome!!
Sandra Wood
Sandra Wood
02:44 10 Jun 22
Hello, my name is kristy. I found first route online after a bad experience with a previous driving school. Sandra was my driving instructor and let me tell you she was AMAZING explained everything in a way that was easy to understand was super patient and made me feel super comfortable and confident with my driving. I can’t thank her enough for helping me finally get my license !
kristy levy
kristy levy
07:23 01 Jun 22
I'm Amanda and Sandra was my driving instructor. She was very nice , and did her best to explain everything to me. I'm a very nervous driver and in no time She helped me built my confidence; before I even realize I was doing way better than I would've ever imagined...
Amanda Williams
Amanda Williams
03:50 21 May 22
Calum Annett
Calum Annett
03:44 21 May 22
Training is very good, car for train and exam is less than one years and many options, the instructor is very polite, kind and professional. Fee for train and rent car is cheapest in Niagara region. She speak slowly and clear. I strongly recommend her for train and rent.


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)


Get In Touch

Kingston Head Office

1128 Clyde Court, Kingston, Ontario, K7P2E4

[email protected]