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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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Locations we serve:

Windsor, Belle River, Amherstberg, Lasalle, Kingsville, Essex, Leamington, Harrow

BDE Course Schedule

Belleville In-Class Dates:

Classes located inside the Pioneer Building of Loyalist College

April 15,16 and 22,23

May 27,28 June 3,4

Brockville In-Class Course Dates:

Classes are located at 2211 Parkedale Ave, upstairs.

April 15,16 and 22,23

May 27,28 and June 3,4

Kingston In-Class Dates:

Classes located at 1128 Clyde Court.

April 15,16 and 22,23-CLOSED

May 27,28 June 3,4

Windsor In-Class Dates:

Classes located at 333 Lacase Blvd, Windsor (Inside Tecumseh United Church).

April 22,23 29,30

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.”

I’m not one to write reviews but I have nothing but great things to say about Sandra who was my driving instructor. She’s amazing! Very encouraging and knowledgeable. She made me feel at ease, and helped me last minute build and find the confidence I was missing for my road test. With her guidance I can say I’ve successfully passed my G road test!
Michelle Gopalan
Michelle Gopalan
17:10 03 Oct 22
Sandra is an awesome instructor. She made me feel so relaxed and confident in the lessons leading up to the test that for the first time in my life I didn't feel an ounce of nerve going to the test. Excellent personality, charming and experienced. She was an ex examiner and I believe that also made the difference in what to cover in a relatively short amount of time. Her car is in tip top shape and felt like a very comfortable ride. 100% recommended. Thanks so much Sandra.atte: Gladimar
linc student2
linc student2
18:14 15 Sep 22
First Route Driving School is the best! Sandra is an excellent instructor and cares about her students. Complete pleasure to book lessons with and ensures communication. Definitely recommend to anyone needing driving lessons or assistance!
I took lessons with Sandra and she was the lovliest instructor ever. She explained everything patiently and clearly. I ended up passing my test with no problem. Would totally recommend!
Camila Castro
Camila Castro
00:35 14 Sep 22
I failed my 1st G exam very unfairly and caused me to doubt myself regarding any "bad habits" I might have picked up as a G2 holder or what are the testers really looking for.Cut to First Route / Sandra - Such a great experience ! She familiarizes you with the entire process, talks you through all the courses and then does a mock test. But above all she instills confidence and advices you on how to approach the test. She spends a lot of time explaining and is also very personable.Anyways results vary from person to person but I passed on my next attempt ... she didnt teach me how to drive or anything new but I know I went in their so familiar and chilled that it was all a breeze.thanks and keep up the great work.
Shouvik Datta
Shouvik Datta
20:44 07 Sep 22
I had Sandra as an instructor and i couldn't have a better teacher. She was incredibly kind, very patient and just an overall delight to work with. Definitely would recommend 11/10
Devin Ascott
Devin Ascott
17:20 09 Aug 22
Sandra was absolutely amazing. She was extremely friendly the entire time and always had lots of tips and tricks to help. 10/10 can't thank her enough for the training
Brennin Ascott
Brennin Ascott
16:57 09 Aug 22
Hello, I am glad to have Sandra as my driving instructor. It is always challenging to drive in a new country. But Sandra is nice and knowledgeable, She made sure about my driving before the test and I cleared my G test in first attempt. Kudos !!
Mihir S
Mihir S
21:10 29 Jul 22
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
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]