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West Coast Driver Training & Education Inc. is an ICBC licensed Driving School based in Duncan, British Columbia. We are currently licensed by ICBC to provide instruction in B.C. Drivers’ License Classes 1,2,3,4,5 and 7. We are also licensed by ICBC to teach Air Brake Instruction Courses. and to certify clients on the Air Brake Pre Trip portion of the Air Brake Endorsement.

We do business under the name West Coast Driver Training and we service Duncan, the Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo, Victoria and Courtenay. We can also offer Driving Lessons in Greater Victoria by special arrangement although, in response to client requests, we are currently offering driving lessons in Victoria every Saturday..

We can be contacted by phone or text at 250-732-8093 or by email at mark@westcoastdrivertraining.com

Mark Anderson, Chief Instructor at West Coast Driver Training & Education (photo by Lexi Bainas - Cowichan Valley Citizen)
Mark Anderson, Chief Instructor at West Coast Driver Training & Education (photo by Lexi Bainas – Cowichan Valley Citizen)

The Owner and Chief Instructor at West Coast Driver Training is Mark Anderson.

Mark has decades of professional driving experience operating tractor trailers, tour buses, transit buses and automobiles. After retiring from BC Transit he taught for Young Drivers of Canada in Nanaimo and Duncan for 18 months before starting West Coast Driver Training & Education Inc..

We are currently offering Class 3, Class 4 Restricted, Class 4 Unrestricted, Class 5 and Class 7 instruction in Duncan and the Cowichan Valley, Ladysmith, Nanaimo, Victoria and Courtenay. We also offer Air Brakes Courses.

Our next Air Brakes Course will be in Duncan on 20-21 August 2022.

We are also developing a Graduated Licensing Program classroom course to submit to ICBC for approval and licensing.

We can be contacted by phone or text at 250-732-8093 or by email at mark@westcoastdrivertraining.com

Our Training Vehicles

We offer Class 4 Restricted, Class 5 and Class 7 training with our 2018 Toyota Corolla our 2020 Toyota Prius Prime, and our 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid. With the gas powered 2018 Toyota Corolla, 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid and hybrid/electric 2020 Toyota Prius Prime we can offer our students training on all three leading technologies: gas, hybrid and electric.

Our 2018 Toyota Corolla parked outside the Starbucks / Chapters, Woodgrove Centre, Nanaimo, B.C. (photo: West Coast Driver Training & Education Inc.)
Our 2018 Toyota Corolla parked outside the Starbucks / Chapters, Woodgrove Centre, Nanaimo, B.C. (photo: West Coast Driver Training & Education Inc.)
Our 2020 Toyota Prius Prime is now available for lessons (photo: West Coast Driver Training)
Our 2020 Toyota Prius Prime is now available for lessons (photo: West Coast Driver Training)
Our 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid at the ICBC Driver Lincensing office, Nanaimo, BC (photo: West Coast Driver Training)
Our 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid at the ICBC Driver Licensing office, Nanaimo, BC (photo: West Coast Driver Training)

For Class 4 Unrestricted lessons we use a Ford E450 20 seat bus (originally BC Transit bus No. 2189):

The Ford E450 bus we use for Class 4 Unrestricted training, June 2022 (Photo: West Coast Driver Training)

For Class 3 lessons we use a Mack Vision day cab equipped with a 13 speed Eaton Fuller manual transmission. We are not currently offering Class 1 instruction since potential clients are having trouble affording the new MELT program required by ICBC since October 2021. West Coast Driver Training also uses this vehicle for Air Brake Courses.

Our Mack Vision day cab which we use for Class 3 training.
Our Mack Vision day cab which we use for Class 3 training.

Here are some links to Frequently Asked Questions:

 B.C. Drivers License Written Tests

Here are some practice tests for B.C. Drivers Licenses.

B.C. Motor Vehicle Act

ICBC

 

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