the great wall of china in beijing

Oh, Canada — it's a country so far and wide that it costs nothing less than a fortune to get pretty much anywhere outside of the country. Yes, we can drive over the American border (assuming we're still allowed to do that), but when it comes to international options, we have to plan, strategize, and wait patiently for fares to plummet. 

Well, friends, they just did. YVR Deals just caught the cheapest ever flights from Vancouver to Beijing (aside from the mistake fare that Air China posted in 2013) with round trip tickets from Air Canada coming in at $399. Yes, that's Canadian dollars, and yes, that's including taxes, fees — everythang. 

The dates for travel lie between fall of this year and early 2018, with departure dates between late September and the first half of December, and return flights from mid-February to mid-April. So if you've ever wanted to witness the beautiful city of Beijing, it's now or never. Or at least now until the next big flight sale.

To book, go to the Air Canada website and select travel dates for late October, November, or the first half of December. If you'd rather plan for next year, you can also search for the first half of April. The prices will vary by date so you may want to try a few, but keep in mind it likely won't last long in general. 

*Note that the fares stated here are subject to availability – so act fast, and make sure to sign up for VIVA's newsletter to get the best flight deals delivered straight into your inbox every week!

While not China, Singapore's got some pretty cool sights too.