Nelson celebrates Canada’s 149th birthday

Cake was served (it's all gone now, sorry) and flags were waved at Lakeside Park on Friday.

Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall cuts the Canada Day cake at Lakeside Park on Friday.

Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall cuts the Canada Day cake at Lakeside Park on Friday.

Nelson threw a surprise birthday party for Canada on Friday to celebrate the nation’s 149th year.

The city successfully kept the party at Lakeside Park a secret from Canada, which hadn’t made any plans and just expected to spend the day at home.

Scroll down for pictures of the event, which Canada really didn’t see coming at all.