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Welcome to Journeys Driving Academy, Sarnia-Lambton’s Favourite driving school.

Our Ministry-Approved BDE Program offers 40-Hours of student education, both in the classroom and in the car with a Professional Instructor

Journeys Driving Academy is located at the beautiful Sarnia-Lambton Business Development Centre in downtown Sarnia.

If it is Private one-on-one instruction you are looking for, Journeys Driving Academy is the Home of The $49.99 Private Lesson.  Get trained by a driving professional and gain valuable in-car guidance and practice of all driving situations. We’ll pick you up and drop you back off where you need.

Whether you are a newly-licensed G1 Driver, an International adult looking for a Canadian Drivers Licence, or a Senior Citizen seeking practice for your Road Test, we have the right package for you!

Explore our website and learn more about why Journeys Driving Academy is right for you!

 

Phone

(519) 381-4250

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Location

109 Durand Street
in Sarnia-Lambton Business Development Corporation
Sarnia, ON, N7T 5A1

 

Office Hours

Monday 9am-1pm

Thursday 9am-1pm

 

upcoming Schedule

 

 

OCT 19, 20, 26 & 27

WEEKEND CLASSES 9AM-3PM

NOV 9, 10, 16 & 17

WEEKEND classes 9am-3pm

 

 

DEC 7, 8, 14 & 15

WEEKEND classes 9AM-3PM

DEC 27, 28, 29 & 30

weeKDAY classes 9am-3pm

 
 

Beginner driver’s education PACKAGES

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Bronze Package
649.99
  • Full BDE Program

  • 20 Hours Classroom Instruction

  • 10 Hours Homelink

  • 10 Hours Private One on One Driving Lessons

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Silver Package
719.99
  • Full BDE Program

  • 20 Hours Classroom Instruction

  • 10 Hours Homelink

  • 10 Hours Private One on One Driving Lessons

  • Road Test Prep Lesson (Day of Road Test)

  • Use of Driving Instructors vehicle for the Road Test

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Gold Package
769.99
  • Full BDE Program

  • 20 Hours Classroom Instruction

  • 10 Hours Homelink

  • 10 Hours Private One on One Driving Lessons

  • Prep driving evaluation with an ex-Road Test Examiner

  • Road Test Prep Lesson (Day of Road Test)

  • Use of Driving Instructors vehicle for the Road Test

ALL PRICES ARE PLUS TAX

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Platinum Package
1,099.99
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DEPOSITS

secure your spot now and pay remainder later. REMAINDER MUST BE PAID BEFORE FIRST DAY OF CLASS

 
Bronze Package Deposit
350.00

REMAINDER OF $649.99 DUE DURING VEHICLE HOURS

  • Full BDE Program

  • 20 Hours Classroom Instruction

  • 10 Hours Homelink

  • 10 Hours Private One on One Driving Lessons

    ALL PRICES ARE PLUS TAX

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Silver Package Deposit
350.00

REMAINDER OF $719.99 DUE DURING VEHICLE HOURS

  • Full BDE Program

  • 20 Hours Classroom Instruction

  • 10 Hours Homelink

  • 10 Hours Private One on One Driving Lessons

  • Road Test Prep Lesson (Day of Road Test)

  • Use of Driving Instructors vehicle for the Road Test

ALL PRICES ARE PLUS TAX

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Gold Package Deposit
350.00

REMAINDER OF $769.99 DUE DURING VEHICLE HOURS

  • Full BDE Program

  • 20 Hours Classroom Instruction

  • 10 Hours Homelink

  • 10 Hours Private One on One Driving Lessons

  • Prep driving evaluation with an ex-Road Test Examiner

  • Road Test Prep Lesson (Day of Road Test)

  • Use of Driving Instructors vehicle for the Road Test

ALL PRICES ARE PLUS TAX

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Platinum Package Deposit
350.00

REMAINDER OF $1099.99 DUE DURING VEHICLE HOURS

Full BDE Program

  • 20 hours classroom instruction

  • 10 hours Homelink

  • 20 hours private one on one driving lessons

  • Road test evaluation and review

  • Practice G2 or G Assessment (with ex-examiner)

  • Road Test Prep lesson (day of road test)

  • Use of Driver Instructors vehicle for the road test
    (If unsuccessful attempt at a road test we will cover the cost of the second test with an additional prep lesson and car rental)

ALL PRICES ARE PLUS TAX

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PRIVATE LESSONS

AVAILABLE TO ALL STUDENTS INCLUDING NEWCOMERS, SENIORS, G2 AND G APPLICANTS, AND ANYONE LOOKING TO LEARN OR REFINE THEIR SKILLS.

Private Instruction
from 39.99

1 hour one on one instruction with one of our qualified Instructors (learning, developing and refining your skills to become a safe driver and/or prepare for the G2 or G Roadtest.) We will tailor our instruction to meet your needs

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Private Lesson Plus
from 79.99
  • G2 or G prep lesson on day of road test

  • Use of Driver Instructor Vehicle for the road test

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Private 10
479.99

10 hours one on one instruction with one of our qualified Instructors (learning, developing and refining your skills to become a safe driver and/or prepare for the G2 or G Roadtest.) We will tailor our instruction to meet your needs

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Private 10 Road Test Prep Package
559.99
  • 10 hours one on one private instruction

  • 1 hour Road Test preparation (day of road test)

  • Use of driver Instructors vehicle for road test

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G or G2 Assessment with trained Ex-Examiner
59.99
  • Review of your driving ability with an ex-examiner

  • Detailed breakdown of your strengths, weaknesses, and requirements to pass the G2 or G roadtest

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 defensive Driving Packages

Senior or Driver Improvement Course
149.99
  • If you are 70+ years and have been in an accident, or 80+ and are required to take a road test

  • Also for those of any age who have received a letter and are required to take a road test

  • 90 minute classroom review on basic road test requirements

  • 1 hour private one on one driving lesson

  • road test prep lesson

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Defensive Driving Course
149.99
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our team


 
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NICOLE MONGRAIN

+ OWNER

I have designed and built a driving academy rather than a “school”. The difference is that an academy is built on refining, educating and giving the student the tools to excel. It’s not just about teaching the basics of driving. Having been a Driving Instructor for 17 years, I decided I could give back to students with my vision of teaching, educating and refining driving skills. I want students to be safe defensive drivers. Educating students about their driving rights and liabilities is crucial to being safe on the road. It is important to me that students develop the confidence to safely drive anywhere in Canada or internationally. My team of instructors are approachable, friendly and professionally trained to offer the best experience whether you are a teen, adult, international student or a senior. I am a certified in-car driving Instructor, classroom Instructor and a Teaching Instructor for new Driving Instructors for Ontario Safety League. I am fully bilingual in English and French. I have extensive training in many areas of driving including the Highway traffic act, fuel efficiency techniques, defensive driving and will deliver the most effective teaching methods. My 30+ years experience in Customer Service, leadership and management positions has given me the background to develop the best learning experience for you.

All students will be prepared with the skills to achieve success on the G2 or G road test.


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+ OPERATIONS MANAGER

My name is Charlotte and I have been in this industry for 10 years. Currently, I am growing the business for Journeys Driving Academy. I work in the office building business, looking for growth opportunities as well as help students learn skills on the road. Previously I worked for Serco, which operates DriveTest for MTO. My management experience includes 4 Drivetest locations in Driver Examination Services. My experience and knowledge of Road tests and safety will benefit any student looking to build their defensive driving skills. I have conducted thousands of road tests and understand the anxiety and fear that students experience while on a road test. I have several years leadership experience in Marketing, training and operations. I am also certified through Ontario Safety league as a Driving Instructor in addition to holding a B.A. in Psychology and have attended University of Toronto Executive business programs (2004-2008) I am patient and understanding of each persons needs and will show you the skills and right attitude that are required to be successful on the road. Together we will work to prepare you for your road test and become a safe driver.


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JODI DENNY

+ OFFICE MANAGER

I am Jodi and I am the Office Manager at Journeys Driving Academy. I was born in Sarnia and am now raising my family here. I love the people, the community and our great beaches!
I attended Lambton College and have a diploma in Executive Office Administration. I am proud to work for a local business and am glad to be part of a company that is helping keeping our roads safe! I previously worked as a Customer Service Agent at Sarnia Drive test office for 17 years. I believe my many years of experience and knowledge of the licensing process is a great asset that I bring to the Journeys team! I love working with the community, helping families and teens prepare for an important and exciting milestone in their life.


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JITSCHE JOHNSON

+ IN VEHICLE AND CLASSROOM INSTRUCTOR

I am Jitsche Johnson and have been a Driving Instructor and classroom Instructor for over 40 years. I am a certified trainer for in car as well as school buses. I have 40+ years of experience teaching students of all levels including defensive driving. I opened my own driving school over 20 years ago and now am semi-retired and work for Journeys Driving Academy. I enjoy assisting new students, International students and seniors who need guidance and instruction. I have a love for my dogs and enjoy my free time on the weekend to just relax, interact with friends and play Bingo. I have spent most of my life fulfilling a dream of teaching and making a difference in educating people on how to be responsible and safe drivers.

 
 

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SANDRA ADAIR

+ Driving instructor & classroom instructor

I am Sandy and I have 10 years experience as a Driving Instructor and Classroom Instructor. I was born in Montreal and have lived 30 years in Sarnia. I love the people of Sarnia and our beautiful waterfront. It is the perfect place to learn driving skills while having a beautiful lake as our backdrop. I have over 30+ years of customer service background. I enjoy music, meeting and getting to know new people. I believe in getting to know each of my students and learning what anxiety they may have about driving and helping them to relax a become a competent safe defensive driver.

 

 
 
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SUSAN CULLIS

+ DRIVING INSTRUCTOR

I am Susan and I have been a driving Instructor for 38 years. Throughout those years I worked at Newtown Driving School, Ontario Driving School and Skis Driving School. I have a wealth of experience in the customer service Industry for over 40 years. I have learned to have great patience and empathy for people. I enjoy motivating and helping people achieve their goal of successfully obtaining their Driver’s Licence. My focus is teaching excellent driving habits and observation sills so that my students can become safe defensive drivers.

 

LOCATION

109 Durand Street
Sarnia, ON, N7T 5A1

 
 

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