Testimonials

4.3 Rating
52 Reviews
Jan 10, 2020
Judy Arnall
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
Anita Law
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
Vanessa Toole
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
Mary Ransom
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
Crystal
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
Evelien Spoelstra
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
Jennifer Post
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
Miss Understood
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
Livia Murray
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
Michelle Henkel
Had both of our boys go through training with Chinook. Very happy with everything from start to finish.
Sep 5, 2019
Ava Mervin
My experience at Chinook Driving school was very pleasant. Krista Whelen is a great teacher, made learning very enjoyable. She taught in ways I loved. Involving the whole class. I felt safe and listened to. My driving instructor Amit Mehta was very calming, causing me to drive and learn more freely and under no pressure. When he would tell me I had made a mistake, there was no ridicule. Only pure understanding and friendly reminders to correct myself next time. Would recommend
Sep 1, 2019
Tracey gagnon
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
medina ayache
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
Kara Hamilton
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
Melanee Rogers
Krista was super helpful with all our scheduling and rescheduling. Very professional staff all around. Highly recommend.
Jun 6, 2019
CA Hamilton
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.
May 24, 2019
Cindy Patola
I just wanted to say thank you for such great service all around. Krista was so helpful when I was organizing driving lessons for my son and gave me great information to get him started. She is a great asset to your company. Barry is an outstanding driving instructor and my son was grateful to have him he learned so much from him. Barry took the time to answer all the questions my son had through text or in person. Thank you Barry for adjusting your schedule its much appreciated.
Apr 18, 2019
Desiree Gillis
Thanks so much for everything. I walked into drivers Ed with almost no confidence and came out of it loving driving. Ernie was an awesome instructor and I loved my lessons with him. Krista was so fun and an awesome teacher in class. I would recommend this driving school to anyone at any skill level.
Apr 18, 2019
Desiree Gillis
I would highly recommend Chinook driving academy for anyone who has little to no experience or confidence driving. Krista was amazing in class and Ernie was an awesome driving instructor. Super easy to get along with and made driving comfortable for me when I was stressed. You won't find a better deal for the quality of education anywhere else. Thanks a ton!
Jan 18, 2019
Sarah
My experience with Chinook Driving was excellent. All their staff was extremely friendly and helpful throughout the whole experience, and my driving instructor was extremely knowledgeable. He put me at ease behind the wheel and made me a confident, safe driver after being scared to drive for a long time. Thank you!
Nov 19, 2018
Paula Cook
Very happy with the instruction that my son received. He liked the instructor Ernie and they were able to work out a suitable schedule that worked for both of them. I've got another driver coming up in a year so I'll be back!
Nov 8, 2018
Julie Andrusyshyn
My whole experience here was amazing, I would recommend them to everyone. Ryan was my driver instructor he was great, very patient, calm and relaxed. He made learning how to drive a worry free stress free experience, he made sure I understood what I was doing wrong and how to fix it resulting in me passing my road test on the first try. He also went above and beyond what he was supposed to do and came in on his day off just so I could take the road test in his car. If your looking into a drivers ed program I suggest you go to chinook driving academy and ask for Ryan.
Oct 10, 2018
Caitlin Rye
Quick and easy to sign up My instructor, Ernie was great, and very patient with me. Took me from a very nervous driver to very comfortable and confident.
Sep 28, 2018
Jessica
It was a very good experience I learned a lot of stuff that will help me when driving. Seid is a really cool dude.