Best Calgary Driving School: Derek Brown’s Academy of Driving

Why Choose Our Calgary Driving School? Because We’re Awesome!

Here's Why We're Awesome:


  • At our Calgary driving school, you’ll get $100 off for our basic Class 5 course package (both automatic and manual cars) if you call now. Call 403-272-4246.
  • You’ll never have to wait at the bus stop in bad weather again, after you learn to drive at our driving school. We make it so easy. Yes, you can do it with our driver training program!
  • We have both online and in classroom instruction.
  • At our driving school, we have decent prices and friendly people and that makes all the difference for you and your driver education training experience.
  • With us, you’ll feel relaxed both in our classroom lessons and behind the wheel. We make learning to a drive a car or truck easy and fun.
  • You won’t be bored or stressed in the classrooms at our driving school in Calgary.  We provide driver training with multi-media lessons and friendly instructors!
  • Once you finish our Class 5 and Defensive Driving courses, you’ll reduce your insurance costs or demerit points.
  • Our driver training provides what you need to start your new career as a truck driver at our truck driving school.
  • We take the fear out of Calgary winter driving. We can teach you how to drive on icy and slippery roads.
  • We offer a bunch of driving school courses and lessons.
  • We inform Calgarians with helpful pages on good places to practice driving, driving anxiety, getting licensed, levels of licences in Alberta, and why defensive driving is important.

Derek Brown’s New Online Driving Course

Derek Brown’s Academy of Driving is pleased to announce our new Class 5 Online Driving Course.  After years of software development, the Alberta Department of Transportation has approved our online driving school.

Learn to drive without leaving your home in Calgary.

Find out more about our online driving course

Join Derek Brown's online driving school

Special Offer: $1000 Off!

Sign up now to get $1000 off our Class 1 truck driving lessons.

Only available for the first 10 people, so don’t wait – Sign up now!

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Exciting News – New Truck Driving School

Derek Brown’s Driving Academy has opened a new truck driving school in Lethbridge. Go here for more information

Financing options now available for courses. Apply today!

Why We’re the Best of Calgary Driver’s Education

We keep growing. Since 1970, we have been delivering driver’s education. Derek Brown’s Academy of Driving had its humble beginnings as a one-car driving school. Today, it has evolved into a comprehensive driving academy, boasting a fleet of six trucks and 15 cars. We have classes for car, truck, and bus driving. Our courses cater to individuals of all skill levels, whether you’re a novice, an experienced driver, or a senior seeking to enhance your skills. We even offer personalized lessons designed to align with your specific requirements.

We’re established. Since our driving school in Calgary has been here a long time.  We know what we’re doing.

We’re a real school. Unlike most driving schools in Calgary, ours has a driver training school classroom and several cars and trucks for driving lessons.  Other schools can sometimes just be a start-up in someone’s basement with no expertise or experience.  Our driving school will still be around when you need us for anything, especially for paperwork or records for the registry.  Training school drivers have what they need for success!

Our driving instructors are expert and friendly. Our driving instructors are highly qualified and make you feel relaxed behind the wheel.  They help you pass your road test.

In our driving school, the classroom teachers and instruction are interesting.  We make the driver training school go by fast and enjoyably while you learn everything you need to know. Our driving school has enjoyable multi-media instruction.  You’ll know so much from our driving school and our in-vehicle driving lessons, and you’ll pass your road tests easily.  They are experts on what you’ll face on the road tests and all the streets in Calgary. Since the school classroom training experience is varied, you won’t be bored as in most driving lessons.  You’ll enjoy yourself in our drivers ed.

We like to stand out from the crowd. What makes us better than other driving schools in Calgary? We have an online licensed driver training course. Do you want to get your class 5 driver’s license but don’t have time to go to driving school? We understand that life gets busy! It can be very hard to spend your Saturdays in a driving school class. We offer an alternative to what most Calgary driving classes offer. That’s why we have created our online driving school course as another option for driving education. Register today to join the driving school Calgary loves! Other schools simply do not compare.

Call our driving school at (403) 272-4246 to ask more or enroll today.

What Driving Courses does Derek Brown's Academy Offer?

Derek Brown’s Academy of Driving offers superior classroom and in-vehicle instruction at reduced prices. Enroll in one of our many drivers’ courses for Alberta driver training and get behind the wheel today.

This special Derek Brown’s Academy of Driving defensive driver class is for drivers who would like to refresh their defensive driving abilities or reduce demerits on their record and insurance costs.

A Class 1 Truck Driving Course will prepare you for success in both your exams and your career as a truck driver by giving you a solid background and practice in the art of trailer-tractor driving. We have in truck, simulator, and classroom training.

A Class 2 Licence will teach you to drive a bus safely and expertly, making it easy for you to start your new career as a bus driver.

Sign up for our Online Driving Courses

Sign up for one of our online driving courses.

Class 5 Online Course

Sign up for our Class 5 Online Driving Course.


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Defensive Driving Online Course

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Professional Driver Improvement Online Course

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More about Our Driver's Ed Courses

We Have an Awesome Calgary Truck Driving Courses - And the Best Bus Driving Education

Driving tips to help you steer through winter

Snow can cause some serious problems for Calgary drivers. We thought we’d get some tips and tricks on safe winter driving from a professional, so we met up with driving instructor Hassan Al-Samrae.

Grandma Learns to Drive at Our Driver Training School: 86-Year-Old Finally Gets License With Help From Granddaughter and Derek Brown`s Academy of Driving | CBC short docs

Check Out Our New Driver’s Education School!

Watch this video to find out about our driving school.  We have courses for Class 5, Class 3, Class 1, Defensive Driving, and more.

Global News: Deerfoot Study Featuring Derek Brown’s Driving Academy

Check Out Our First Ever YouTube Short

This clip features our amazing selection of our vehicles that you can use to train on.

Latest Testimonials

I went to Derek Brown's to help me for my Class 5 Beginner's Road test. The inclass instructors prepare you well for the inclass exam. My driving instructor, Teri, is a great teacher.

Allyssa Sicam, Calgary
Allyssa Sicam, Calgary

I strongly suggest that all new drivers looking to get there drivers license should go here! The instructors are great here, the explain driving techniques and will show you for better understanding if needed. If you have a question they will answer and explain why that would or would not be. They help me with learning new techniques for parking that I was struggling with. They are very nice, fun, and DO not make the driving stressful while you are driving with the instructors. 5 stares and 100% would use this academy again for something like a licenses upgrade.

Austin Doucette
Austin Doucette

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Derek Brown's Academy Address:

We are located at 1809 42nd Street SE Calgary AB T2B 1G1.

Our driving school has plenty of parking on the east side of the building. There are stairs to our second floor office.

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    COVID-19 Update for Our Derek Brown’s Academy

    During these extraordinary difficult times, as the COVID-19 (Corona) Pandemic continues to impact our communities, employee and valued customers, we would like to take this opportunity to reach out and let you know that we strive to ensure the cleanliness and sanitation of our classrooms, cars and trucks which are cleaned and sanitized daily to ensure safety and good health for all students and employees. We remain committed to our customers and will continue to provide services that are needed. Derek Brown’s Academy of Driving of Calgary is still open for business and continues to be a safe place. We will continue to update as the situation evolves. We are monitoring the news closely and ensuring our own best practices, your health and well-being and that of our employees remains at the forefront. On behalf of our entire team, we look forward to continuing to serve you. Keep Safe and Stay Healthy.

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