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A group of travelers head out into the icebergs in an attempt to get to the Grey Glacier on Grey Lake in Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, located in southern Chile. (Toronto Sun files)

Adventure travel is increasingly popular with Canadians and almost half of those vacationers are willing to fly more than eight hours to reach their desired destinations, a new survey finds.

Forty per cent of travelling families, even those with toddlers or teens, are more than happy to spend a full work day getting to a destination, whether by car or plane, according to the 2019 Expedia Family Travel study. March Break is one of the busiest travelling times.

While most want to escape to a beach destination, adventure travel with outdoor activities placed second among parents under 40  The hots spots include Costa Rica, Kahului, and Auckland.

Parents who wanted to stay closer to home and still access the great outdoors preferred hiking in the Rockies or whale watching in the Atlantic Ocean.

Three-quarters of parents say family time is their main take-away from a trip, which includes kid-friendly activities, family-friendly dining options and, of course, a pool.