Jean Marie River, a community of about 70 people, is the second smallest community in the Northwest Territories. It is located along the banks of the Mackenzie River just off Highway 1. A popular attraction is the hiking trails around Sambaa Deh Falls located about a 30 minute drive from the community.
Most services are provided through Fort Simpson, approximately 130kms away. Students from Junior Kindergarten through Grade 9 are taught at Fort Simpson's Louie Norwegian School.