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  All in-class sessions are on hold due to COVID restrictions. 


Highly experienced instructors since 1963

Phone: 902‑434‑5049 |   Text 902-999-4950

The next Defensive Driving class is October 24, 2021. Call or text to reserve a seat!

The seats for our next Full Drivers’ Ed classes will be in January.

We are currently working hard to get everyone's lessons completed. 

Due to the backlog, we are NOT taking any new hourly students.

About Us

Meet the Instructors at Dartmouth Driving School in Nova Scotia

Dartmouth Driving School in Dartmouth has been a successful family-owned business since 1963. We take exceptional pride in knowing that our services help create opportunities for newly licensed drivers, while also keeping them safe on the roads.

Bernie McLellan was the owner of Dartmouth Driving School from 1996 to 2019. He is now working as a driving instructor for Dartmouth Driving School. He is an Advanced Driver and Maintenance Instructor, and has successfully completed the DDC-6 course. Prior to becoming an instructor with Dartmouth, he was a driving instructor for 17 years in the military.


Bill McLellan has bought Dartmouth Driving School and is now the owner. He is also a certified instructor with a rich instruction background. He has been with our school since 1997.

Certified Driving Instructors

Due to the dedication we put in training each motorist, we have become well-known in the area for our attentive customer service and professionalism in the field. All trainers at Dartmouth Driving School are certified instructors with extensive experience in vehicle safety procedures.

Nova Scotia Licensed Driving School

We are licensed by the Province of Nova Scotia and certified by the Canadian Safety Council.

Get on the road with the skills to keep you going – contact Dartmouth Driving School to enroll in our Class 5 licensing Program.


Dartmouth Driving School

Courses are held in the
Hearthstone Inn Hotel

313 Prince Albert Rd
Dartmouth, NS, B2Y 1N3


Office Hours: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM


Driving Times:
Weekdays: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Weekends: 7:00 AM – 4:30 PM


Driving Theory Hours: Weekends Only


  • Dartmouth

  • Cole Harbour

  • Eastern Passage

  • Fall River

  • Sackville

  • Bedford

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