Ernie is such a funny man! He wants his students to succeed and takes such great pride when they do. Yes, driving may be a bit intimidating with him at first, but he wants every student he teaches to be a safe driver, to be well equipped with whatever situations and to park flawlessly with his tips. Ernie is so invested in his students he will give encouraging and motivating text messages to make sure you keep practicing! Thanks Ernie!
Sep 11, 2020
Ernie is a terrific driving teacher. He has taught two of my children to drive and they both passed their driving test on the first attempt with minimal points taken off. I highly recommend him and Chinook Driving Academy to anyone looking for driving lessons in Calgary.
Aug 10, 2020
We have now had 3 children complete the drivers training through Chinook Driving Academy and we would highly recommend this company to anyone. Both Krista and Ernie were skilled, patient and knowledgable instructors ! Excellent experiences with all 3 kids. Thank you !!
Jul 19, 2020
I had a really great experience while driving with Ernie. He was very kind and was great at helping and teaching me more tips and tricks to be more safe and successful while driving. I really appreciate all of his help:)
Jun 30, 2020
Booked my daughters driver training with Chinook and had a great experience. Ernie was fantastic in teaching my daughter the rules of the road and she was able to pass her driver test with flying colors!!
Mar 19, 2020
An amazing time that taught me the information to perform and drive safely on the road, teaching many techniques and tips to help me become more confident but same at the same time on the road.
Mar 12, 2020
Happy with the on-time scheduled appointments
had no trouble booking appointments
lots of flexibility and very kind and helpful staff
Jan 28, 2020
Two of my teenagers have completed the driving training with Chinook Driving Academy. They are absolutely great! I am very thankful for their instruction and feel completely confident in my kids’ driving abilities thanks to Chinook Driving Academy.
Jan 19, 2020
This is a great driving school! I was very confident to know my daughter had the skills she needed after completing this course:)
Jan 10, 2020
My five children learned to brush up on their driving skills at Chinook Driving Academy by Elbow Drive and they also took the classroom course. It was very good and the driver instructors were super helpful. I would highly recommend Chinook Driving Academy.
Jan 10, 2020
The instructors here are extremely knowledgeable and explain the why/how behind rules of the road and safe driving.
I did the in-class option at the academy since I learn a lot better when being taught face-to-face, rather than online. Plus I got to hear lots of driving stories.
In-car lessons are also easy to book and pick-up/drop-off from home or school is offered. The lessons were infinitely more effective and stress-free than learning to drive with a parent.
My instructor was very patient and fun to chat with. He answered all of my questions to help me fully understand the rules of the road and safe driving practice. At the end of each lesson I was given notes on how I did and areas to focus on in my driving.
When I was confused about an intersection, my instructor took me there during my lesson to practice. We also practiced in the area of my road test. For my road test I rented the same car I did my lessons in and added a lesson with my instructor right before the test.
They go out of their way to help you understand what you're learning, which I feel is the most important part of learning to drive correctly!
Jan 3, 2020
Kimberly Rae Dixon
The online classroom was easy to access and navigate, and my instructor, Ernie, was patient, kind, and an absolutely incredible teacher! I had ZERO confidence starting out and am now feeling pretty comfortable behind the wheel and excited for my road test.
Dec 18, 2019
I would highly recommend this driving school! I had almost no driving experience when started and the instructors were very patient and knowledgeable that I became comfortable quickly. I'm am very confident going for my test now and wouldn't have happened without them!
Dec 13, 2019
wonderful learning experience with Barry. I feel like I have learned many important skills from chinook driving and I think I will be a better driver for it.
Dec 1, 2019
Krista's teaching with the in-class portion of the driving course was exceptional; she keeps class lively, sharing her own funny anecdotes, and builds up confidence in students while educating them about the rules of the road. I finished up my in-car sessions with Ernie; he gave constructive criticism along with specific ways to fix problem areas in my driving, all while keeping my nerves away. Overall, thanks to Chinook Driving Academy, I am significantly more confident in my driving abilities and in my knowledge of the rules of the road, and I know I have the skills to be a safe driver.
Nov 26, 2019
great driving school, they taught my son the basics, and he past the first time. they are very accommodating with scheduling of lessons as well!
Nov 15, 2019
Krista was amazing! I have anxiety and she put me at ease and made it a fun and enjoyable experience! I would definitely recommend this school!! The online learning is also great to have as an option as classroom time wasn't viable with my schedule! Thank you!
Nov 15, 2019
Krista was amazing! I have anxiety and she put me at ease and made learning how to drive a fun and enjoyable experience!! My experience was a positive one and I would highly recommend this school!!
Oct 7, 2019
Great experience. Really improved my knowledge of the road as a beginner. Also helped a lot with confidence driving and was super helpful in taking road test. Barry is awesome!!
Sep 24, 2019
Had both of our boys go through training with Chinook. Very happy with everything from start to finish.
Sep 1, 2019
Excellent company to work with - Krista in particular was wonderful and helped my girl who stresses and is very anxious, to feel extremely comfortable in class and behind the wheel. Would highly recommend Chinook Driving to anyone!
Aug 17, 2019
Overall it was a good experience. You guys are really busy so it was harder to book times for lessons but otherwise thank you
Aug 7, 2019
I had Krista for in class and Earnie for in car. Both were very professional, polite and full of knowledge. I did not have very much experience before Chinook Driving Academy and in a few short weeks I was very confident in my driving. I am confident I will pass my road test on the first try after attending Chinook Driving Academy.
Aug 1, 2019
Krista was super helpful with all our scheduling and rescheduling. Very professional staff all around. Highly recommend.
Jun 6, 2019
Very good, Instructors on time and very patience. Wonderful instructions to learn parallel parking and parking in the city. Staff of the Academy were very helpful when it was busy to book future lessons. There were practice sheets from the instructor to reinforce what needed to be practiced.