If ever there was an excuse to book an impulse trip to Beijing, this may just be it. The land of unparalleled shopping, ancient landmarks and the most divine peking duck pancakes you've ever had in your life (seriously), is more tempting than ever with this golden deal from Air Canada.

Yes, Canada's national carrier has slayed the price of flights from Toronto to Beijing, reducing roundtrip, non-stop flights to just $496CAD — that's including taxes. Quite the mark down from average prices, which are usually well over $800.

The sale is running until May 2017, with travel dates between November 2016 and mid May 2017. To book, start with using Google flights to search fares from Toronto to Beijing and pick out the dates that reflect the $496 price. Then head on over to Air Canada's website to search for the same dates. Boom, done. You'll be traversing the Forbidden City, hiking the Great Wall, and exploring the Ming tombs in no time.