Learn to Drive from Professionals

Ist Choice Driving Academy is a Licensed Driving School based in the Cowichan Valley. We are licensed by ICBC to provide instruction in BC Driver’s License Classes 5 and 7. We offer driver instruction lessons in Duncan, the Greater Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo, Saltspring Island and the other Gulf Islands.

It is recommended that students from Salt Spring & other Gulf Islands arrange to meet the instructor in Duncan. Pick up from the ferry can be arranged.

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Did You Know?

Single vehicle accidents are the number one cause of deaths among young people in BC. Learn from a professional.

Training Options

We’ll teach you how to drive properly and be prepared for unexpected and unforeseen circumstances.

Refresher courses are also available for seniors requiring a retest.

Skills Taught

  • How to pass your road test and practice a lifetime of safe driving
  • Recognize and respond properly to hazards
  • Encouraging proper decision making and judgement calls
  • How not to pay for the mistakes of other road users
  • Maintaining proper lane position when driving straight
  • Proper position for right and left turns
  • Blind spot checks
  • Intersection scans
  • Timely mirror use
  • Early recognition of speed zones
  • Maintaining constant speed within speed limit
  • 2,3 and 4 way stops
  • Safe lane changes
  • Handling light controlled intersections
  • Making left turns at light with and without a protected arrow
  • 2 and 3 point turns
  • Roundabouts
  • Pullovers
  • Hill parking

Who We are

Glenn has spent the last 9 years working as both a classroom instructor and an in car instructor for Young Drivers. He is now pleased to launch 1st Choice Driving Academy. Glenn is proud of his instructors record. He has seen many of his students go on to become competent and safe drivers.

1st Choice Driving Academy is owned and operated by Glenn Sproule. He was certified as a Graduated License Instructor, by the Justice Institute of British Columbia, in May of 2011.

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