Congrats. You’ve finally found the real deal.
Who We Are
Learn to drive from the right people. We know what the ICBC examiners are looking for in a safe and confident driver. We’re here to help you learn.
Hi, I’m Shayan.
Licensed by ICBC under the BCMVA.
Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (UVic)
Hello, I’m Alex.
Licenced by ICBC under the BCMVA.
Masters of Political Science (UVic)
We show our face. So, why don’t the other driving schools?
$147 (GST Included)
Sure, there are cheaper driving lessons in town. If all you care about is cheap, we are happy to point you in the right direction. But let’s just say, the number of students that come running to us after wasting their time, energy, and money on dozens of “cheap” lessons is astounding. We won’t ever waste your time, so please value ours.
We don’t do 60-minute lessons, nor 45-minute lessons, etc., because they just don’t work. For every minute of our 90-minute lesson we have a plan. Please come well-rested, ready to learn, as we have a lot to cover. If you’re not super motivated to learn, then one of the other driving schools is likely a better fit for you.
Pick Up and Drop Off Location
The Tim Hortons parking lot located at 1099 McKenzie Ave
That’s at the intersection of McKenzie and Borden. Notice we didn’t say the closest Tim Hortons to your home. We don’t pick up students from their homes because their road test doesn’t start and end at their home. It takes place near the ICBC office and that’s where it makes sense to practice. There is a reason why the ICBC Licensing Office is located where it is. That’s because they have everything they need in that area to properly test your driving ability. Having you drive in a straight line for 15 minutes from your home to the ICBC area and then 15 minutes back, is a complete waste of your lesson time. Catch a bus, a ride, or a cab, and please be on time.
2021 Hyundai Elantra
2018 Hyundai Elantra
Our vehicles are white and unmarked. White coloured vehicles provide the best visibility to other drivers. Yet, we don’t plaster our vehicles with logos and advertisements because our students don’t want to feel like they’re sitting in a fish tank being judged from all directions. Of course, we have the mandated student driver sign on the back of our vehicles. Our vehicles are also equipped with secondary brake pedals for the instructors, and are regularly inspected as required by ICBC. We believe our students deserve to learn in the best vehicles. We don’t deploy old, run-down vehicles, like many of the driving schools just to try and cut down on costs.
See the Difference
We’ve taught more than 1030 students (and counting). We have a keen eye for what makes a great driver.
Here are some examples of failed road test results for individuals that hadn’t taken lessons with us:
Examples of successful test results for our students whom we’ve had enough time to train:
See What Our Students Have Been Saying
No Mickey Mouse Driving School Here
Unfortunately, it is our opinion that there are a lot of Mickey Mouse driving schools in town. If you’ve been taking driving lessons elsewhere, some of these things may ring a bell:
Is this your current driving instructor?
Why is it that you’re on your 8th lesson and still can’t reverse stall park and/or parallel park confidently?
Why is your instructor pulling over and having a coffee break while you’re paying for their time?
Why is it that your instructor uses your lesson time to go pick up another student from their home?
Why is your instructor talking on their phone when you’ve paid for their attention? Is this even safe?
Why is your instructor photographing you for their website marketing?
Why are they an instructor by day and a taxi driver by night?
Why is your driving instructor wearing flip flops to your lessons instead of proper shoes?
Why are they claiming that they are the best driving school in town when they started their business just last year? Hint: you can check their website registration date here.
Renting Our Car for the Road Test
There are a lot of car rental companies in town pretending to be driving schools. You call them up and you say that you have a road test coming up and you need a vehicle. They say okay great, it’s going to be X amount of dollars to rent our vehicle. They’ll take you around the area for an hour and then take you to ICBC and say good luck! Maybe you’ll pass, maybe you won’t. And if you don’t pass, they’ll say, “oh well, better luck next time.”
With us, there is no amount of money you can pay us to show up with you unprepared to the Road Test. That’d be a waste of your time, our time, and the examiner’s time. We will only commit to letting you use our vehicle for the road test if and only if you have proven to us that you’re road-test ready. How? You need to be able to pass two of our mock road tests in a single lesson. If you take a lesson with us, and the lesson turns into a teaching lesson, because you have not yet mastered the skillsets that the examiner is looking for, then you’re not ready for the test. We’re not here to sell you on lessons. Whether you book our time, or someone else does, it doesn’t change our reality. We have an outstanding reputation with the examiners and aren’t willing to tarnish it because someone wants to “try their luck on the road test.” Come, learn, get good, take the test with confidence, pass, and move on.
Common Question: But my road test is in 4 days and I need a car. How can I possibly fit a mock road test in with you prior to that date and book you for the test?
Answer: You can book your evaluation lesson as soon as possible. If we think you’re ready then you can book another lesson for the day of your road test to be able to use our vehicle. However, if we determine that you’re not ready then we can’t let you use our vehicle. If you think this policy is unfair or that it may frustrate you, or leave you hanging last minute to find another vehicle, we suggest booking with another driving school altogether. We’re not here to sell you on lessons that you don’t need, but we’re also not taking you to a test if you’re not ready. It’s that simple.
How Many Lessons Do I Need?
It depends. Starting from scratch, you’ll likely need 9 lessons if you have a co-ed driver that you can practice with as well. More lessons may be required if you don’t have anybody else to practice with. If you’re new to Canada and have a driver’s license from another country, we may be able to bring you up to speed in 5 or so lessons. If your road test is in 2 days and have never taken a lesson with us we can try our best to give you a heads up on what to expect on the test. But please remember, we’re not miracle workers. We can tell you what you need to work on in 90 minutes but unless you book enough lessons for us to work on those skills then there’s no point. In other words, if you’re just going to take a lesson and then disappear and do nothing in the meantime, don’t take a lesson at all. Save your money. It would be as if we took one ice skating class and then tried to compete in the Olympics. You’d tell us to get real. Why would driving be any different?
We’re busy keeping our students safe on the road. That’s why we don’t answer our phone left, right, and centre. If you have a pressing matter, you can text us at 778-715-9490. Included your name, and instead of saying, “I have some questions,” please ask your question(s). If it hasn’t already been answered on our website here, we’ll be happy to get back to you with an answer.
Read this carefully.
We have a lot patience when it comes to teaching. But we have zero tolerance for having our time wasted.
1. Show up to your lesson on time. If you want to pay us and then sleep in (or tell us you’re sick), that’s your call.
2. We will not refund or reschedule a lesson within 72 hours of the lesson. If you’re not sure, don’t book.
3. Bring your licence. No, the police doesn’t accept a photo of it on your phone.
4. Don’t wear boots to your lessons. They make proper speed control very difficult.
5. Just because you can afford to pay for a lesson, doesn’t necessarily mean we want to work with you. We only work with students that are making driving a priority in their life. They don’t flake. They don’t come and go every once in a while. They have a plan. They want to get through this and move on. We rather be working on our other tasks than to spend time with an individual that isn’t serious about getting their licence.
Stop. Go back up and read the policy section one more time.