It's impossible not to be in awe of the magnificent Empire Ballroom in Edmonton's Hotel MacDonald. A designated historical site, the Empire Ballroom has a magnificent, decorative 21-foot ceiling and private terrace. After four years of construction, the Hotel, named after Canada's first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, opened its doors on July 05, 1915 and was destined to become the centre of Edmonton's social life. (Source: Fairmont website). Happy 100th anniversary, Hotel MacDonald, we love you!