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Young Drivers Nanaimo Driving School

Canada's Top Driving School - ICBC Approved GLP Programs

You will learn with the best-trained driving instructors in Canada in driver's ed driving classes to obtain your driver's licence properly! The Young Drivers of Canada exclusive approach to defensive driving includes Collisionfree™ and Cognifit programs, along with skills designed to deal with Distracted Driving. Young Drivers offers ICBC approved driving courses, where you will learn not only what it takes to pass your driving test, but also techniques on how to parallel park and how to drive a car safely anywhere. There is no better way to prepare you for the road ahead!

Our driver training courses offered in Nanaimo are designed to expose you to real-life situations that you may encounter so that if and when it happens to you, you will know what to do. We do not use simulators, but rather show you in the car what you learn in-class. We teach you easy parallel parking and emergency avoidance maneuvers to keep you safe.

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YD offers many flexible course dates, find a learning schedule that works for you. Use the button below to see our full course listing or get started right now with an upcoming class.

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  • Defensive Driving: YD programs include defensive driving, evasive maneuvers, emergency braking and swerving, and head-on and rear-crash collision avoidance.
  • Online: Convenient online programs can be done on your device at your own pace. It's easy to use, engaging and effective.
  • Since 1970: 1.3 million new drivers trained across Canada. All YD instructors are re-trained annually, ensuring they're always up-to-date.
  • In-Class: All YD classrooms are conveniently located, offer a clean, comfortable, air-conditioned atmosphere, with state-of-the-art equipment.
  • In-Car: Each lesson is one-on-one and customized. With expert knowledge of terrain and areas, we know where and how to train to gain the most experience.
  • New Country... New Home... New Roads: Our programs and courses help you develop traffic strategies to navigate all driving environments.


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 Nanaimo Classroom Location

How to Find Our Nanaimo Classroom:

The Nanaimo driver training classroom is conveniently located at 477 Wallace St., just west of the Trans Canada Highway near the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. The driving school is on the second floor, and there are numerous café’s and restaurants nearby for meals and snacks. There is on-street parking in the neighbourhood. NOTE: This is a classroom location only. No office hours.

Gain Confidence on the Road - Drive Defensively!

Learn from driving instructors that understand the difficulties that you will face while driving in Duncan. Our defensive driving school will prepare you for everything that you need to know such as parallel parking, 3-point turns, hill parking, traffic, congestion, roundabouts, highway, and freeway driving. We will teach you how to drive with safe driving practices to provide you with the confidence to drive defensively and pass your road test. We will teach you to drive safely and confidently using our Collisionfree!™ Approach.

Only Young Drivers of Canada teaches new drivers to drive using our exclusive approach including 4 habits and 20 sub-habits to see all potential dangers on the road and reduce the risk of collisions.  Our driver's ed program can assist you in passing your road test to get your drivers licence. As Canada's top driving school, we believe that your driving lessons have to include defensive driving maneuvers and techniques to keep you in control of your car at all times. Young Drivers driving instructors are specifically trained to teach:

  • risk perception
  • gravel shoulder recovery
  • head-on collision avoidance
  • threshold/ABS braking
  • emergency braking
  • brake and avoid techniques
  • rear crash avoidance
  • evasive maneuvers

We want your YD experience to run as smoothly as possible. In order to avoid any surprises or disappointments, be sure to review our the policies that pertain to the type of lessons you are purchasing:


Are you planning to enrol in driving lessons only? (no classroom) Before purchasing a YD Driving School Lesson Package, be sure to read our YD Driving School Policies


There are different regulations for YD GLP Course Students. Be sure to read our GLP Course Policies before you enrol.