Vancouver Island Driving School is Nanaimo’s premier source for new drivers to learn how to safely navigate our streets. We proudly produce confident, competent, and aware drivers. This academy’s driving lessons are created to meet your schedule. When you learn with our Nanaimo driving school, we emphasize the importance of safety, respect for traffic laws and the inherent commitment required when driving on public roads. Not only can you expect to learn how to get around Nanaimo safely in your vehicle. You will also learn how to read and understand all the road signs. Furthermore, we will teach you to recognize all potential hazards and learn the expectations of your ICBC class 7 & 5 roadside tests.
*A 15 dollar registration fee* is required from all students. This fee is tax-free and allows each student to book lessons online, and view all evaluations. Upon payment, a code will be provided for you to log in and register at Schedule2drive.com.
Bundle Your Lessons
10 – 90 Min Sessions
A complete driver training program for students who want to learn as much as possible. Ideal For our “L” students who are seeking to fulfill the practice hours required to obtain your “N”.
5 – 90 Min Sessions
The perfect introduction to driving for students who have just received their “L”. Or a great refresher package for those who are preparing for their road test to obtain their “N”
C Road Test Package
Includes a review lesson prior to the road test. Use of our company vehicle during the test and a safe ride home afterward. * Available for students who have completed a minimum of 5 driving lessons with our instructor. *
1 – 90 Min Session
This option is recommended only for experienced drivers looking to sharpen their skills before a class 5 driver test. Typically one lesson is not enough we recommend no less than three.
1 – 90 Min Session
Great for seniors who would like to get caught up with any changes in ICBC regulations or recommended driving techniques, prior to their enhanced road assessment
Graduated Licensing Program
Basic GLP Course
This Package Consists of 8 – 90 min lessons with 20 hours of in-class instruction.
Premium GLP Course
Eight, 90-minute lessons, 20 hours of in-class instruction. Student’s road test included and arranged by WDS. TeenSMART driver education program is included
Enhanced GLP course
Fourteen, 90-minute lessons, 20 hours of in-class instruction. Student’s road test included and arranged by WDS. TeenSMART driver education program is included.
Super GLP Course
Twenty, 90-minute lessons, 20 hours of in-class instruction. Use of one of our vehicles for the student’s road test. TeenSMART driver education program is included
*Important Info About Our GLP Course*
Vancouver Island Driving School is in partnership with Wallace Driving School in Victoria B.C. In order to sign up, you must go through Wallace Driving School. All in-car road lessons will be conducted in Nanaimo with Vancouver Island Driving School.
Our GLP program is approved by ICBC. Successful completion of the GLP course within 365 days of the learner phase entitles a learner to two High School credits.
The student may be eligible for a six-month reduction off their “N” if the student remains at fault crash-free and point-free for 18 months.
The in-class instruction consists of theory sessions (totalling 3 days) in small classes and is designed to fit the students’ schedules. teenSMART certification is recognized by all insurance companies in North America for a discount (except ICBC).
Schedule a Driving Lesson
Vancouver Island Driving School
2764 Joanna Terrace, V9T 3X1, 250-739-3975