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Choosing a Driving School in Montreal

If you’re looking for general tips on choosing a driving school in Montreal, this post may or may not be for you. However, it may help you figure out where and which school you would like to sign up to. This is a journal of my though process while choosing where to take my driving lessons.

Should It Be Close to Work or Home

First question before I am even going to start looking for schools is whether I should find a school near my apartment in NDG or my workplace in Little Italy.

The advantages of a driving school near home are:

  • Require less travel on weekends
  • Would end relatively close to home for classes

The advantages of a driving school near work are:

  • Less travel on weekdays
  • May require extra travel on weekends

I’d rather not waste too much time on the weekends so I’ve decided to look at a driving school closer to home. In fact, I’ve pinpointed a location. I will be looking at driving schools near Snowdon metro.

Snowdon is on the same metro line as my workplace and is only one stop away from my home. This makes it a hassle free area for my driving lessons.

While researching schools, I learnt that you can not often switch branches. Driving school branches are not always owned by the same people so there may be a fee for switching.

Driving Schools near Snowdon Metro

There seems to be three real driving schools near Snowdon. Real driving schools have websites that can be found relatively easy.

They all have horrible looking websites.

  1. Morty’s Driving School – http://www.mortysdrivingschool.com/
  2. Transit Driving School – http://www.transitdrivingschool.com/
  3. City Driving School – http://www.smartdrivers.com/

City Driving School

Their site gave me a bad vibe and they have a really confusing tiered pricing system. I’ve already eliminated them as an option.

Morty’s Driving School Montreal

They have some reviews on other sites and seems decent. The pricing is similar to Transit ($825). Most negative reviews are tied to their other branches.

Transit Driving School Snowdon

They are having a promotion where the cost of the classes are cheaper than the competition ($699). They also offer the most information about what the actual class progression is. I’ll be calling them today!

Diary Driver's License in Montreal Travel

Why Get a Driver’s License When City Commuting is So Easy

Driving is expensive, taking the bus or subway isn’t. There’s less flexibility, but the savings and the extra reading time are definitely worth it. Getting your driver’s permit in Quebec also isn’t cheap, costing both a cash and time. It’s why I figured it wasn’t worth my time getting a driver’s permit.

Traveling to Remote Parks

I recently got back from a canoe camping trip at La Mauricie National Park for work. It was extremely enjoyable and I’d like to relive a similar experience.

The problem is that I would need to find lifts. Most national parks and remote campgrounds are not easily accessible by foot or bus. As someone who hates planning, it would be much easier for me to rent a car for a weekend than try and plan something with my friends or family members with licenses. It also doesn’t hurt that you will be able to get into any Park Canada parks free soon!

Spontaneous Day Trips

This is pretty obvious. While travelling out of the country is great. If I only have a few days, I’d like to be able start exploring cities around Montreal.

Cheap Hotel Rooms

I don’t mind the idea of sleeping in car. Will have to update this when I try it.