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Young Drivers of Canada - MTO Approved Thunder Bay Driving School

**Please visit us at our new location 1096 Memorial Ave beside Exquisite Jewellers**


Please contact us if you have any questions, our office hours are:

Office hours for 2019 Monday to Friday 12 pm to 5 pm, always reachable at 807-709-4167 prior to noon and after 5 pm 

Thunder Bay Location: 1096 Memorial Ave (beside Exquisite Jewellers) sign out by road says 1094 Memorial Ave


Choose YD Thunder Bay and get the most value for your money. Learn to drive the smart way with Young Drivers.

Young Drivers of Canada has a philosophy when it comes to collisions, which is that accidents are predictable and preventable. What this translates to is that the majority of the consequences of an crash can be avoided, including fatalities, injuries and specifically, insurance claims.

Defensive driving courses available - we have EXPRESS 4-day and weekend classes.
Automatic In-car lessons with convenient pick-up and drop-off at home, work, school or within our boundaries of built up areas.
Flexible in-class scheduling - if you cannot make all of the dates for the in-class, it is ok to miss a date and make it up at a later time. 
Best driving instructors - highly trained and re-certified on a yearly basis. We are the only driving school with ISO-9001 Driving School Certification. 
All of our driving instructors are articulate and fluent in English.
All ages - high school, mature students for new drivers and refreshers, and for those New to Canada as well as Elder Driver Refresher courses.
Anti-distracted driving - Distracted Driving Prevention techniques are included in all our courses.
Best value driving course according to the Ontario Safety League.
Best insurance discounts available for Young Drivers of Canada program graduates.
We offer monthly payment plans with no additional fees or charges up to 4 months, if more is required we will work with you on an induvial basis's.


Defensive Driving Techniques Increase Confidence at our Thunder Bay Driving School 

Young Drivers of Canada Thunder Bay location have driving instructors that understand the difficulties that you will face while driving in Thunder Bay. 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 expressway 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 to driving. Only YD teaches new drivers to drive by using the 4 habits and 20 sub-habits to see all potential dangers on the road and reduce the risk of collisions.  Our drivers education program can assist you in passing your road test to get your driver’s license. 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. Only 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

Your lessons will progress based on your ability and skills. What we do is called competency-based education. Does it make sense to throw you in the deep end of the pool if you have never been in the water before? Would it make sense to put you on the highway and make you go downtown on your first driving lesson if you have never driven a car before? At Young Drivers we will:

  • We start you in a parking lot 
    • show you how all of the controls work in the car such as how to set up your mirrors properly, where the blind spots are in the car, etc.
    • backing and steering exercises to make sure you know how to control the car
    • hand over hand exercises to make sure you know how to steer properly
    • creeping exercises to teach you how to control the speed of your car for 3-point turns, parallel parks, etc.
  • Then progress to side streets when you are ready/comfortable
    • right- and left-hand turns
    • right of way at intersections
    • curb judgement
  • Then we progress to busier roads and one-way streets
  • Highway driving
  • Downtown driving

We space the lessons out so that you can get practice in between each lesson since practice is how you get good at any skill. This re-enforces what we teach. Practice is vital to success whether it is hockey, piano, soccer or driving.

G1 license holders will be eligible to take their road test in 8 months instead of 12 months upon successful completion of the Young Drivers of Canada program.   



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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.
  • Best Insurance Discounts: No other driving school can offer better insurance savings to newly licensed drivers after course completion.
  • 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.
  • Online: Convenient online programs can be done on your device at your own pace. It's easy to use, engaging and effective.
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NEW! YOUNG DRIVERS Classroom ONLINE Program | Includes: eLearning, ONLINE Classroom, In Car | Add: Road Test Packages for G2/G now or later! Click 'More info' for details
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Young Drivers Thunder Bay Location



 Thunder Bay Classroom Location

QUICKstart - It is never to late to learn how to drive. Drive safe. Take advantage of a QUICKstart!

Why are you walking when you could be driving?

At Young Drivers of Canada – Pay Today, Start Today! With our Quick Start Beginner Driver Education Course, you can still take advantage of a reduced G1 probation period and save on insurance but you don’t have to wait until the next course start date.

Right after registration and your first payment you will have access to Young Drivers of Canada’s exclusive, online e-learning program, cogniFit, first 2 days of theory and then you can start booking lessons.

So Don’t wait! Enrol Today, Start Today! QUICKstart FLEXIBLE.

YD forgot to mention. Young Drivers also offers other great services in Thunder Bay

We also offer

  • Preparation lessons for G2 and G Road Test - on hold until September or October 2019
  • Senior Evaluations - on hold until September or October 2019
  • Senior Preparation lessons for G2 and G Road Test - on hold until September or October 2019