The village is part of the municipality of Gros-Mécatina.
I became familiar with La Tabatiere in December of 1957, when I made a forced landing on an island offshore from the village. The RCAF located me and villagers came out and rescued me from the island, taking me back to their village and putting me up for almost a week, until I could get space on a plane out of there. I remember the majority of the residents being Robertsons, and will always remember their kindness and hospitality. Michael Rutty