West Coast Driver Training & Education Inc. is licensed by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia as a Driving School authorized to provide instruction to students in Class 1,2,3,4,5 and 7. We are also licensed to teach Air Brake Courses.

We provide lessons and instruction under the name West Coast Driver Training.

West Coast Driver Training & Education Inc. is based in Duncan, B.C. and we service Duncan and the Cowichan Valley, Ladysmith and Nanaimo. We will provide instruction in Victoria and the North Island by special arrangement.

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)

I am Mark Anderson, the owner and Chief Instructor at West Coast Driver Training & Education Inc. i am an ICBC licensed Driving Instructor authorized by ICBC to teach Class 1,2,3,4,5, and 7. I am also licensed by ICBC to teach Air Brakes Courses.

I do not provide instruction for Class 6 (motorcycles) but I can recommend qualified Instructors who do.

I got my BC Class 1 Drivers license when I was 19 (more years ago than I care to think about) and I have worked driving tractor trailers, tour buses and public transit buses. Before becoming a licensed Driving Instructor I spent nearly two decades driving public transit buses for BC Transit in Victoria.

When I retired from BC Transit I obtained my Class 5/7 Driving Instructors license and was offered an Instructors position by Young Drivers Of Canada, for which I taught for nearly two years in Nanaimo, Duncan and the Cowichan Valley.

While working for Young Drivers Of Canada, I upgraded my BC Driving Instructors License to include Class 1,2,3 and 4 and decided to start my own ICBC Licensed Driving School, West Coast Driver Training & Education Inc., which was licensed as a Driving School by ICBC in September 2018.

I am currently offering instruction in Class 3, Class 4 Restricted, Class 5 and Class 7. I will offer Class 1 training once I obtain a suitable trailer, which I hope will be happening in the near future. I can also offer training in Class 2 and Class 4 Unrestricted subject to availability of suitable vehicles.

By enrolling for driving lessons with West Coast Driver Training & Education Inc. you will be receiving reasonably priced instruction from an experienced Licensed Instructor with decades of professional driving experience.

Our advertisement in the Cowichan Valley Citizen, 23 November 2018
Our first advertisement in the Cowichan Valley Citizen, 23 November 2018

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